This Thursday the world's leading microblogging site, Twitter, has announced that the presence of Catalan in its translation centre is the first step towards making it one of its official user languages. The support of FC Barcelona and its president Sandro Rosell for the #twitterencatalà campaign, launched by journalist Albert Cuesta, have played a major role in this, as Twitter itself has declared through different channels. "We are very happy with the good news this week and for the support of entities like FC Barcelona" said Twitter on its international account at @international.
The Twitter platform now features 28 languages, and its new additions in the not too distant future will include Catalan, Afrikaans, Greek, Czech and Basque. "We are very grateful to our community of almost half a million translators around the world and for the enthusiasm of entities such as FC Barcelona" adds Twitter in its Translations Center blog.
The Twitter announcement is the first step towards making Catalan a standard language on the network, something for which thousands of people and entities have been campaigning for around the country. Rosell himself recognised the people at #twitterencatalà for their perseverance via his own Twitter account, and also thanked Twitter for heeding the demands of its Catalan users.