Notes from the Polyglots chats on June 28, 2017

Notes from the Polyglots chats on June 28, 2017


  • Locale stats
  • PTEonboading docs
  • Open discussion

Locale Stats

*Releases:* 169 (±0) locale, 56 (+2) up to date, 0 (±0) behind by minor versions, 39 (-2) behind by one major version, 14 (±0) behind more than one major version, 51 (±0) have site but never released, 9 (±0) have no site.

*Translations:* 169 (±0) total, 42 (+6) at 100%, 30 (-6) over 95%, 2 (±0) over 90%, 29 (±0) over 50%, 58 (±0) below 50%, 105 (±0) have a language pack generated, 8 (±0) have no project.

*Requests:* There are 48 unresolved editor requests out of 864 (+16) total and 9 unresolved locale requests out of 55 (+1) total.

*Translators:* There are 504 (-1) GTE, 1 657 (+17) PTE and 14 119 (+109) translation contributors.

(A account could have multiple roles over different locale)

*Site language:* 49,895% (+0,048%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

Team news

New page about the various leader roles in the Polyglots team:

More updates from the summit & contributor day are on their way, some notes are in the meeting notes from last week:

PTEonboarding documents

In the last week’s chat, Birgit brought up a great point about how hard it is for new PTEs and theme/plugin developers to understand the whole translator approval process.

She drafted two docs as “skeletons”:

For developers:

For translators:

Several people (@Nao @tobifjellner @zetaraffix) have made comments in the second document, so that one will be used for the continued work, going forward.

@coachbirgit will soon finalize the first version of this document. It will be one document with some special notes for developers. This is meant to function as a skeleton. Each locale is free to adjust it to their needs and translate, if they want.

Even if a locale decides to use this document in English, there are certain things they may want to add themselves, like: chat resources, people you may contact, language resources, locale style guide…

@nao suggested that it might be useful for developers if it would be possible to create one document in English, which would describe the situation for most locales in one place.

@coachbirgit commented that some general documents would be good, both aimed at translator and at developers. In addition, this “skeleton” document may be used by locales when they describe their particular rules and processes. Currently, some limited information of this type is hidden deep inside the FAQ section of our handbook. ( )

@nao suggested that a page aimed at developers might have the topic “How to get your plugin/themes translated” or similar, since not all people know about our internal terminology (PTE, GTE, etc.) Perhaps it could be good to even have some graphic explanation of the various roles we have defined.

A short discussion followed about the need for locale sites to have their own handbook pages. (Related ticket ) Further discussion whether special handbook functionality would be needed may be done in that ticket.

@wolly pointed out that one may use certain styles to position a TOC in the left margin on a Rosetta page and gave an example:

<div class=”col-2 sidebar” style=”margin-left: 0;”>
<ul class=”submenu”>
<li class=”subcurrent”>Come iniziare</li>
<li><a href=””>Registro e tono</a></li>
<li><a href=””>Regole grammaticali</a></li>
<li><a href=””>Un po’ di terminologia “Polyglots”</a></li>
<li><a href=””>PTE status requests by Devs for Italian localization: the guidelines.</a></li>

Conclusion on the PTEonboarding discussion:

  • The PTEonboarding draft is in a good shape to get a transfer to polyglots/handbook
  • As long as the local sites don’t have a handbook functionality, we suggest a HTML code snippet for TOCs on local sites pages
  • Local teams can decide if they want to translate the PTEonboarding skeleton into their language or only adjust it to their needs (links to slack, resscourcen etc.)

Several people offered their support in creating visual elements for the PTEonboarding project. @semblance_er @zetaraffix and @sheilagomes @coachbirgit will contact these people separately to discuss what can be done.

Other topics

On Friday (June 23) there was an issue where localized release packages disappeared for a short period of time, but that seems to be resolved now. If you notice anything strange in your list of releases, write a note in the channel #meta-i18n