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The SFD Countdown

Raise awareness about SFD by displaying our countdown

Adding the SFD countdown timer to your website is easy! We currently support 13 languages and all the world time zones. So imagine you want to use the Catalan counter while being located somewhere in Spain on UTC+1, and expect to have something like this:

Cel·lebra amb nosaltres el Dia de la Llibertat del Programari els dies 20 i 21 de setembre



The code to use will look like this:
<a href="http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/"><img src="http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/countdown/banner1-UTC+1-ca.png" border="0" width="160" height="90" alt="Cel·lebra amb nosaltres el Dia de la Llibertat del Programari els dies 20 i 21 de setembre"></a>
Now imagine you would like to use that same counter in English and on GMT+8:45. The new countdown timer will display like this:

Celebrate SFD with us on September 21!



and the updated code will be:
<a href="http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/"><img src="http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/countdown/banner1-UTC+8.45-en.png" border="0" width="160" height="90" alt="Celebrate SFD with us on September 21!"></a>
We hope those two examples will make it sufficiently clear, if not do not hesitate to contact us and ask questions. You can find more information on our wiki page here: http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/CountDown/.
Current values for languages are:
  • ar: Arabic
  • ca: Catalan
  • zh_CN: Chinese (simplified)
  • en: English
  • et: Estonian
  • fr: French
  • de: German
  • el: Greek
  • fa: Persian
  • pt: Portuguese
  • sr: Serbian Cyrillic
  • sh: Serbian Latin
  • es: Spanish
Time zones values are:
  • -12, -11, -10, -9.30, -9, -8, -7, -6, -5, -4.30, -4, -3.30, -3, -2, -1, +0, +1, +2, +3, +3.30, +4, +4.30, +5, +5.30, +5.45, +6, +6.30, +7, +8, +8.45, +9, +9.30, +10, +10.30, +11, +11.30, +12, +12.45, +13, +14
A big thank you goes to all the translators who have helped us to create the necessary png files for each language!

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Digital Freedom International (Aka SFI) is the non-profit organization at the origin of SFD and CFD. DFI handles sponsorship contracts, official team registrations, sending out schwags to teams, the annual Best Event Competition and many other things. Hundreds of teams around the world manage the local celebration and help to send out a global message. So do drop by and attend an SFD and CFD event nearby!

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