Twitter Adds Support for Russian, Turkish

Add two more languages to the list of those supported by Twitter: Russian and Turkish.

Add two more languages to the list of those supported by Twitter: Russian and Turkish.

Carolyn Penner of Twitter’s communications department offered more details on the Twitter Blog:

Starting today, you’ll be able to use Twitter in Russian and Turkish. We added these two languages to our Translation Center about two months ago. Thanks to the fast, high-quality work of our translators, both languages are now available on twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com.

You can change your language from the settings page on twitter.com. Once you set your language to Russian or Turkish, you will be able to browse your interests and find interesting Russian and Turkish accounts to follow. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Russia: @evgeniplushenko (Evgeny Plushenko, figure skater), @VRSoloviev (Vladimir Soloviev, journalist), @tina_kandelaki (Tina Kandelaki, journalist and TV host), @MedvedevRussia (president of the Russian Federation), and @urgantcom (Ivan Urgant, TV host and comedian).

Turkey: @erdilyasaroglu (Erdil Yasaroglu, cartoonist), @ezgibasaran (Ezgi Basaran, journalist), @mabirand32gun (Mehmet Ali Birand, news anchor), @sertaberener (Sertab Erener, singer), and @niltakipte (Nil Karaibrahimgil, singer).

For those of you who have an Android device, Twitter for Android is available in Russian and Turkish. We’re working to support these languages in our other mobile applications in the future. We’ve also translated SMS commands and replies into Turkish; Twitter SMS is currently available with Vodafone in Turkey (shortcode is 2444).