The Language Category.

The Language Forums (called "Scratch Around the World" in the forum interface) is a group of forums in the Scratch Forums where Scratchers can discuss Scratch in other languages and the translations of the Scratch interface.

The Forums

There are two types of forums: Forums for discussing Scratch in languages other than English, and a forum for discussing the translation of the Scratch interface. The exception to this rule is the Africa forum, which is meant to "... aid with coordination of Scratch resources and events related to the African continent", according to a stickied topic in the forum.[1]

These are the forums in this section:

Language ID
Africa 55
German (Deutsch) 13
Spanish (Español) 14
French (Français) 15
Hebrew (עברית) 22
Italian (Italiano) 21
Japanese (日本語) 18
Chinese (中文) 16
Greek (Ελληνικά) 26
Korean (한국어) 23
Portuguese (Português) 20
Norwegian (Norsk) 24
Dutch (Nederlands) 19
Turkish (Türkçe) 25
Polish (Polski) 17
Russian (Pусский) 27
Catalan (Català) 33
Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) 36
Persian/Farsi (فارسی) 59

In each forum, excluding the African and German forums, there is a stickied topic called [Language name] only forum, with the following message in English and occasionally the forum's language:

Please post only messages in [Language] in this forum. Other messages will be moved or removed. Thanks for being respectful.

Also please note that this forum is not intended for practicing foreign language skills - it is for the convenience of non-English speaking Scratchers. It is okay to answer posts, if you can be helpful, but do not use the forums simply to practice your language skills. Thanks again :)

An example can be seen in the French forum.

If a Scratcher wishes to discuss Scratch in a language that does not have its own forum, they can propose for the language to be made into its own forum in the Translating Scratch forum. Once a language gets enough support there, a forum will be made for it. In the meanwhile, a Scratcher may use the Other Languages forum to post in other languages.


Languages Forums are mostly used by Scratch communities of non English-speaking countries and those who can speak English and foreign languages too. The French and Japanese speaking Scratch communities are most active in their forums. Some language forums are not very active, such as Norwegian and Catalan; most native English speaking Scratchers do not accurately know those languages, and would rather post in the original English forums.[citation needed]


  1. Paddle2See. (27/7/2017). "This space is for the convenience of African Scratchers to aid with coordination of Scratch resources and events related to the African continent." topic:271610
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