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man-pages translations

If you are thinking about translating manual pages, you should look at the tooling used by the manpages-l10n project and consider either joining an existing project or creating a new translation project under that umbrella.

The table below lists details for a few translation projects. Many historical translation projects have been superseded by the work of the manpages-I10n project, and you would be best to look at the list of translations that they maintain.

Language Description Status
French The information given here about the French translation is obsolete, but maintained for historical reference. See instead the manpages-l10n project.

The French translation is maintained within the perkamon project. It is based on extraordinary earlier translation work performed by two individuals, Christophe Blaess and Alain Portal. Information (French only) and downloads are available at
Italian The information given here about the Italian translation is obsolete, but maintained for historical reference. See instead the manpages-l10n project.

L'Italian Linux Documentation Project (ILDP) si occupa della traduzione in italiano delle pagine di manuale contenute nel pacchetto man-pages mantenuto da Michael Kerrisk, ma anche di tutte le altre pagine di manuale solitamente distribuite insieme ai relativi software. Attualmente le pagine tradotte sono solo una piccola parte del totale. Per dare una mano potete fare riferimento al sito, in particolare alle pagine: e La versione piu' aggiornata di queste pagine e' scaricabile all'indirizzo Per correzioni, aggiunte e problemi potete scrivere a Elisa, all'indirizzo per i complimenti invece scrivete alla lista, all'indirizzo :-)

The Italian Linux Documentation Project (ILDP) takes care of the translation into Italian of both the man pages contained in the man-pages package, maintained by Michael Kerrisk, and of the man pages not included in this package, that are usually distributed together with the program they belong to. Until now we have a small number of pages translated. If you want to participate in the ILDP, you can refer to, in particular to the following web pages: and You can download the latest version of the Italian man pages from Please send corrections, additions and communicate problems with the translated man pages to Elisa, If you want to congratulate for the well done job, you can write to our mailing list, at the address :-)
Russian This project is a direct translation of the man-pages set. See and Active as at 2019