Agenda: Monthly Polyglots Chat (Americas) – Nov. 12, 2020 (16:30 CST)

Here’s the agenda for our (super delayed!) monthly chat.

This meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020, 16:30 CST in the #polyglots channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

  • Weekly 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
  • WordPress 5.6
    • WordPress 5.6 is now ready to be translated!
    • November 17th is the deadline for final stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings..
    • The expected release date is December 8th.
  • The 2020 Polyglots Translator Research is now open.
    • The form should take roughly 5 minutes to fill out.
    • There is a template available to publish a translated announcement post on RosettaRosetta The code name of the theme for the local WordPress sites (eg. 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.
  • Mini-translation packages proposal.
    • An update on potential next steps, i.e. identifying and auditing “high” priority strings after string freezeString freeze The term "string freeze" is used by the core team to mark the end of changes to the strings of an upcoming release. A string freeze also means that there will be no more strings added to the core project. Sometimes a string freeze has two phases a soft freeze and a hard freeze. A string freeze is announced on the Polyglots blog by the current release lead..
    • More feedback is still welcome on the post!
  • Open floor

If you have any additions to the agenda, please share them in the comments.

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