Requesting a GTE role for the #ar locale

I’m interested in contributing to the localization of WP core, themes and plugins.

I’m a web developer from Algeria, with quite good translation skills around these languages : English, French and Arabic. I’m quite familiar with collaborative translation projects (worked on Yoast SEO plugin and OwnCloud platform years ago) and I’ve used WPML content/string translation on various occasions.

If I am attributed the role of a GTE for #arabic, I’m wiliing to :
1. Enrich the #arabic glossary with missing terms, and discuss with the community to tackle any ambiguity issues between similar terms,
2. Try to put together a style guide for arabic locale contributors,
3. Suggest modifications (ncessary ones) to the core of the #ar #locale itself (in #GlotPress),
4. Share the load of the other GTEs and s in both string translation and reviewing.

I am keen to help provide an exhaustive and consistent high quality #ar localization for the popular / most used plugins and themes, but also some of the plugins/themes that target mainly arabic language users.

For that, we can put some milestones to prioritize our work :
1. Hit the 100% for the WP core localization.
2. Target the most used plugins/themes first (10 – 20 -50 – 100 most used) and make it above the 95% threshold for them to be integrated in current and future releases.
3. Gradually clean the crowded plugins/themes of any warnings/fuzzy strings (one at a time).

For the time being, I can dedicate at least one hour of reviewing and 2 hours of translation on a weekly basis..

I hope I can get along with you guys and learn from your experience within this community 🙂

Best regards,
Abderraouf Mehdi Bouhali.

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