Notes from the Polyglots chat on September, 7th

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 https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/ stats

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 https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. 64 locales up to date. 0 locales behind by minor versions. 10 locales behind by one major version. 20 locales behind more than one major version. 60 locales have a site but never released. 8 locales don’t have a site.

Translations: 162 locales. 61 locales at 100%. 6 locales have more than 95%. 6 locales have more than 90%. 28 locales have more than 50%. 53 locales have less than 50%. 8 locales don’t have a WP project.

Polish and Estonian are at 99%. @waclawjacek @iworks @petskratt are kindly asked to get in contact with Petya (@petya) as we can releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. for 4.6 even with the missing translations.

Vietnamese and Uighur are currently inactive even though they’re 97% translated – these are the two locales we need to get released soon.

Congratulations go to the Tibetan team (@tibetanitech & team) who brought their language to 100%. Our thanks also go to the Urdu team (@codemovement.pk & team): Urdu is currently growing by 10% each week.

Technical update

A minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. WordPress 4.6.1 is scheduled for today, 15:00 UTC.
This release has no new stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. to translate. Release leads should make sure to update their SVNSVN Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the wordpress.org released code are all centrally managed through SVN. https://subversion.apache.org/. if necessary.

New text strings have been added in O2, P2p2 "p2" is the name of the theme that blogs at make.wordpress.org use (and o2 is the accompanying plugin). When asked to post something "on the p2" by a member of the Polyglots team, that usually means you're asked to post on the team blog https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/. Breathe and Forums.

  • Forums: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/meta/forums
  • P2 “Breathe” – https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/meta/p2-breathe
  • O2 – https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/meta/o2

The rollout of o2p2 "p2" is the name of the theme that blogs at make.wordpress.org use (and o2 is the accompanying plugin). When asked to post something "on the p2" by a member of the Polyglots team, that usually means you're asked to post on the team blog https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/. for the community pages is about to begin. RosettaRosetta The code name of the theme for the local WordPress sites (eg. bg.wordpress.org is a “Rosetta” site). All locale specific WordPress sites are referred to as “Rosetta sites.” The name was inspired from the ancient Rosetta Stone, which contained more or less the same text in three different languages. sites will also get a new user role Locale Manager which is basically the current Editor role.

A summary of the chat from the GlotPress office hours can be found at https://blog.glotpress.org/2016/09/06/office-hours-recap-september-6/. The introduction of Global Glossaries is planned for version 2.3. or 3.0 (above mentions summary contains a roadmap).

Technical details for Cross-Locale Project Translation EditorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor will be discussed today (September 7th) at 13:00 UTC in #meta-i18n.

Handbook update

Petya (@petya) has added several of the new articles in the planning spreadsheet, some pages will be removed.

Pascal (@casiepa) suggested we have a section for General Translation Editors in the handbook. Petya is looking forward to read his onboarding document for nl_BE GTEs in English, so we can migrate some of it to our own handbook.

Petya reminds everyone to check if their local information is correct on https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/tools/local-slacks/ and https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/tools/list-of-glossaries-per-locale/

Global WordPress translation day 2 survey

The tentative date for Global WordPress Translation Day 2 has been set to November 12th, 2016. Petya will soon start a survey for everybody who registered for the event on the website and will post about it on make.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//polyglots to ask people to fill in before we make final decisions how to continue.

Open discussion

Pascal (@casiepa) has added a list of the top 120 plugins to his website: http://wp-info.org/plugin-top120. Users can select a locale and in return see the amount of waiting text strings and direct links to the plugin page on translate.wordpress.org.


ToDo for Petya:

  • list of stats we need,
  • post them on make/polyglots to gather anything missed so we can prioritize
  • Create/post survey for GWTD2
  • Create issues for adding the stats to make/polyglots (or as separate plugins)

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