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Adding 12 More Languages To Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey Builds

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 5, 2022 - 6:54pm

We're happy to announce that we've added 12 more languages to builds of the Mozilla apps, expanding access to hundreds of millions more users. We cut down on unused languages for the Beta, Dev, ESR, and Nightly channels to free up build time and have now added Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Serbian, Swedish, Thai, and Vietnamese to all 3 apps where available.

How to upgrade the platform manually to fix issues with connectivity and corruption

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 11, 2022 - 9:08pm

Some users have had issues here and there when upgrading the Platform. Most recently when the platform switched to https-only connections before we added in the ability to fall back to http on some machines. If you've come across an issue, you can manually upgrade the Platform which should fix most of your issues. Our apologies for the folks affected.

Now accepting donations in 23 currencies around the world!

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 10, 2022 - 6:16pm

Eraser logoBy popular request, is now accepting donations in 23 currencies in dozens of countries around the world. Over the years, we know many users who have wanted to donate but been unable to donate in US dollars. now accepts US Dollar $ (USD), Euro € (EUR), Australian Dollar A$ (AUD), Brazilian Real R$ (BRL), Canadian Dollar C$ (CAD), Czech Koruna Kč (CZK), Danish Krone kr (DKK), Hong Kong Dollar HK$ (HKD), Hungarian Forint Ft (HUF), Israeli New Shekel ₪ (ILS), Japanese Yen ¥ (JPY), Mexican Peso $ (MXN), New Taiwan Dollar NT$ (TWD), New Zealand Dollar NZ$ (NZD), Norwegian Krona kr (NOK), Philippine Peso ₱ (PHP), Polish Złoty zł (PLN), Pound Sterling £ (GBP), Russian Ruble ₽ (RUB), Singapore Dollar S$ (SGD), Swedish Krona kr (SEK), Swiss Franc (CHF), and Thai baht ฿ (THB). All are now available on the Donation page. Donations are also accepted in Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Monero (XMR) as well as check and money order by physical mail.

Please consider making a donation today and thank you for supporting and helping us to serve our users! Format 3.6 Update: .Net Framework/Core, 83 languages, and more

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 9, 2022 - 2:45pm Format, the world's most popular portable software format, has been updated to 3.6.0. This new release adds support for all .Net Framework, .Net Core, and .Net versions as introduced in Platform 21.0 as well as our updated set of 83 supported languages.

Ukrainian homepage and Firefox/Thunderbird builds added, more languages coming soon

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Submitted by John T. Haller on February 25, 2022 - 12:22am

We've added a new Ukrainian language homepage / landing page as well as builds of all current channels of Firefox and Thunderbird alongside our other supported languages like Arabic, German, Spanish, Russian, French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil and Europe), Turkish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), and more.

Announcing Broader Farsi/Persian, Romanian, and Turkish Support

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 30, 2019 - 2:44pm is proud to announce broader support for Farsi/Persian, Romanian, and Turkish locales. The three languages have been added to the build system for Firefox Portable with today's releases of 65.0 Stable and 60.5.0 ESR. Romanian and Turkish have also been added to the build system for Thunderbird Portable with today's release of 60.5.0. We have also added a new Turkish landing page to download the Platform. All three languages are included in the Platform as well.

Concluding the Trial Partnership With DuckDuckGo for Downloads

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 30, 2018 - 2:17pm

Today marks the conclusion of the trial partnership with DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company, to host some of the downloads you get from DuckDuckGo's popular search engine, tracker blocking extension, and mobile app are built around user privacy and security, so it was a natural fit. While the download hosting has worked well and been a hit with users, it unfortunately doesn't line up with DuckDuckGo's current product focus. So, we're announcing an end to the trial.