All English text that will be visible to users should be put in ```app/src/main/res/values/strings.xml```. Any text that is missing in a translation will fall back to the version in this file. Be aware that anything added to this file will need to be translated, so be very concise with wording and try to add as few things as possible. Look for existing strings to use first. If there is untranslatable text that you don't want to keep as a string constant in a Java class, you can use the string resource file ```app/src/main/res/values/donottranslate.xml```.
Each translation has a single file that contains all of the text. A given locale's file can be found at ```app/src/main/res/values-<languagecode>[_<countrycode>]/strings.xml```. So, it could be ```values-en_US``` or ```values-es_ES```, for example. Specifically, they're the [two-letter ISO 639-1 language code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes) and the optional [ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2), which is used for a dialect of that particular country.
If you're starting a translation that doesn't already exist, you can just copy the English ```strings.xml``` to a new ```values``` directory and replace the English text inside each of the ```<string>``` ```</string>``` pairs.
Strings follow XML rules, which means that apostrophes and quotation marks have to be "escaped" with a backslash like: ```shouldn\'t``` and ```\"formidable\"```. Also, formatting is ignored when shown in the application, so things like new lines have to be explicitly expressed with codes like ```\n``` for a new line. See also: [String Resources](https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/resources/string-resource.html#FormattingAndStyling).
Please keep the organization and ordering of each of the strings the same as in the default ```strings.xml``` file. It just helps to keep so many translation files straight and up-to-date.
There are no icons or other resources needing localization, so it's just the text.
Translations are done through https://weblate.tusky.app/projects/tusky/tusky/ .
To add a new language, clic on the 'Start a new translation' button on at the bottom of the page.
This project is in the process of migrating to Kotlin, we prefer new code to be written in Kotlin. We try to follow the [Kotlin Style Guide](https://android.github.io/kotlin-guides/style.html) and make use of the [Kotlin Android Extensions](https://kotlinlang.org/docs/tutorials/android-plugin.html).