Notes from the Polyglots chat on May, 11th

LocaleLocale Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in stats after the 4.5.2 maintenance release

Releases: 162 localesLocale Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in 58 locales up to date. 3 locales behind by minor versions. 15 locales behind by one major version. 16 locales behind more than one major version. 61 locales have a site but never released. 9 locales don’t have a site.

Translations: 162 locales. 61 locales at 100%. 3 locales have more than 95%. 5 locales have more than 90%. 22 locales have more than 50%. 61 locales have less than 50%. 10 locales don’t have a WP project.

Next short term goal is getting to 75 locales up to date before 4.6

Technical update

TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. Ticket #r37361-core: In WordPress 4.6 Open Sans is removed and will be replaced with system fonts. Polyglots are asked to test in their locale whether the display of the back end works with system fonts in their native language/characters.

Glossaries in GlotPress

In the #glotpress meeting was discussed if a “Master Glossary” should be tied to a project. Related pull request is
It was widely agreed, that we aren’t a fan of using a (random) project for the master glossary. The team prefers a detached master glossary. More feedback can be left as a comment on the issue or the pull request.

The other technical update is about loading text domains/languages in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. for plugins and themes, which will be changed in WordPress 4.6. Previously, if a 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party shipped a translation ​and​ a language pack (from existed, WordPress loaded the one from the plugin. In WordPress 4.6 the translation from The platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins. will be loaded instead.

Second change is that plugins and themes which have translations on are no longer required to call load_plugin_textdomain() or load_theme_textdomain(). Therefore a number of rules that used to blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. an import to can be removed.

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

We will have an unprecedented number of contributors and many polyglots. It would nice to work out some tasks for Contributor Day and polyglots are asked for ideas either in the comments below or in the next meeting.

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