There is a new application available for Sparkers: DeepL-Linux

What is DeepL-Linux?

DeepL integration for Linux. Select text in any application and simply press Ctrl+C and another shortcut to translate it. The client for deepl in Linux uses webview.

Installation (Sparky 5 & 6, amd64 & i386):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install deepl-linux

Add system shortcut:
* add this command:
And set this command with a shortcut, for example: Ctrl-Alt-D

Use it:
Select text in any application, press Ctrl+c to copy selected content into clipboard, then press the shortcut you just defined for


Author: kumakichi
License: ?


Translating status


This is last week before new iso images of Sparky 4.2 will be generated, so I debianized all the sparky tools which have other then English and Polish localization files done.
All the debs have been uploaded to the repository now, so you will get them as a regular update.

The present status of translation can be followed at the Wiki page: wiki/doku.php/locales

Many thanks go to, for the translations:
– AKAS (Arabic)
– Pete B. (German)
– Carlo Troiani (Italian)
– Claudio Cesar de Sá (Brazilian Portuguese)
– Johnny Rosenberg (Swedish)

and to John Wilkins who checks and fixes my pure English.

Don’t stop translating guys and make more, please.
We also need other translations so if you’d like to help us, visit the Wiki page.


Translators needed


I have started translating Sparky tools so it can be available in your native language if you would like to help with translating.

If you would like to help us translating Sparky tools, do:
– Download (Save as…) the en file of a selected Sparky tool.
– Open it with a text editor an save with a new name, depends on the new language (for example: German translating – the file name will be de)
– Translate all the text to your language, including the .desktop file’s name and comment; add you name/nick-name to the file header; change English localization to yours in the file header. Preferred license is GPL.
– Send me the new file via e-mail to: pavroo(at)onet(dot)eu

There are 3 apps translated to Polish already and The English files are ready to translating now:
– Sparky APTus Extra
– Sparky Live USB Creator
– Sparky USB Disk Formatter

The status of the job and files to be downloaded are ready at the Wiki page: