Hi! I’m a Japanese major and interested in translating Synfig to Japanese. I am not a native speaker, but I’m fluent enough that I think I can pull it off.
I may not be able to work full time on the translation, but it would get done eventually. Not having a Japanese translation is probably scaring off more Japanese users than the current UI!
Also, Japan has a pretty vibrant scene of amateur/semi professional illustrators and animators. Events such as Comiket (Comic market) are ridiculously huge and you can tell that there is a lot of interest in illustration if you refresh the page on a site like pixiv.net/. There are new illustration being posted every second. I think a bunch of these people would surely be interested in a free animation program called Synfig if only it were in Japanese, and that having a translated Synfig would boost the user base in Japan.
So, how do you translate Synfig? I saw transifex.com/projects/p/synfig/ , do you just register, add a new language and start translating, or is there something else I should know?