Weekly i18n Chat

As a reminder, we have a weekly i18n chat this coming April 21st, at 11:00 UTC, which is just over 11 hours from now.

Last week, we discussed a number of things, but mostly forums and Rosetta generally. There was no direct outcome last week, except that we will be setting up individual sites for each part of “Rosetta.” That is, the theme directory on de.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ (for example) will be its own WordPress site, while a local P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. will be its own site.

We did go into depth on the forums a bit. The next steps there are:

  • Port bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. https://bbpress.org. 1.x plugins to bbPress 2.x
  • Turn on bbPress 2.x site for a locale and test

The plugins (which are currently private) changed hands to bbPress developers shortly after last week’s chat.

#i18n, #l10n, #rosetta

Internationalizing it all

There are a number of internationalization projects going on towards localizing most of our web properties, along with providing localized assets for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. users (localized plugins, etc).

I have and am working on providing a translation platform for all plugins (code and readmes), and the related internationalization of the plugins directory and APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways..

@nacin has done some work on being able to install plugins (and themes?) in the same locale as a WordPress install, when set.

I’ve read that @dd32 has been looking into translating the new themes directory (info in theme headers, from styles.css) and probably API.

@samuelsidler (who is away this week) and I would like to organize a general chat in #meta-i18n sometimes during the week of April 13th, so we can map out everything in front of us, and push on all of them together.

To be discussed: Rosetta, forums, theme directory, pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party directory, themes, plugins, local P2s, GlotPress (soft and install).

Chat date/time suggestions: April 14th, at 2000 UTC (same time range as core chat, 1 day before).

cc @obenland, @ocean90

#chat, #i18n, #l10n, #rosetta