Polyglots Monthly Newsletter: March 2022

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Welcome to the March 2022 edition of the Polyglots monthly newsletter! It is a recap of news related to the WordPress Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for future editions, please share them in the #polyglots channel in the Make WordPress Slack. Or you can join us for one of our weekly chats – the times are listed in the sidebar of the Make/Polyglots blog.

What’s inside this edition

  • GlotPressGlotPress GlotPress is the translation management software that powers Translate.WordPress.org. More information is available at glotpress.org. feedback feature development updates
  • Upcoming Polyglots Coffee Break date
  • Diverse speaker program translation
  • Latest polyglots stats
  • 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/ News and Resources

💬 GlotPress feedback feature development updates

The GlotPress development team has been making great progress in the feedback functionality. As shared in the last Polyglots Team weekly meeting, there are a few additional changes available for you to test, including

Translation view with a feedback comment section above moderation buttons

Although the formal call for early testers is now closed, you can still follow the instructions described and share feedback for the feature via GitHub or SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (#polyglots or #glotpress channel).

🌐 Be A Translator

WordPress Polyglot Gautam shares the benefit of translating software into a local language.

Listen to Polyglot member Gautam Navada (@vgnavada) on the benefits of translating WordPress and the joy of being able to use the software in your local language. Could you make a video or share your story on why you translate WordPress? Contact the #marketing channel on the Make WordPress Slack and tag team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. @nalininonstopnewsuk.
You can find more polyglots-related content on the WordPress Translation Day playlist on YouTube #WPTranslationDay

☕️ Upcoming dates for Polyglots Coffee Break

@tokyobiyori hosted the fourth Polyglots Coffee Break on March 11, 2022. The next coffee break with different timing is scheduled for March 24, 2022, at 14:00 UTC. This is a casual hangout call where you can chat with other Polyglots Team members. We would love to see you there!

🏳️‍🌈 Diverse speaker program translation

@devinmaeztri is coordinating the translation project for the #WPDiversity working group. They are currently looking for volunteers to help translate some workshop materials to Swiss-French and other locale languages. The team is also discussing preliminary ideas for the 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. at WordCamp Europe (WCEU) 2022 where contributors will be able to help translate additional #WPDiversity materials.
If you are interested in getting involved, reach out to Devin in the #diverse-speaker-support channel.

📈 Latest Stats

Via https://wp-info.org/polyglots-stats/ 

The latest weekly statistics are from March 16, 2022. You can view the weekly difference in the parentheses.

Releases205 (+/- 0) 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/, 58 (+2) up to date, 52 (±0) behind more than one major version.
TranslatorsThere are 724 (+2) General Translation Editors, 5,651 (+51) Project Translation Editors, and 58,204 (+589) translation contributors.
Site Language55.04% (-0.87%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

🌎 Locale News and Resources

Browser Extensions for translate.wordpress.orgtranslate.wordpress.org The platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins.

  • WP Translation Filler’s latest dev version (main branch) now includes a free DeepL translation feature.
  • GlotDict team is adding a feature to add two visible links: one to the global locale glossary, another to the locale style guide on translate.wordpress.org.

💡 Did you know? There is a page that lists useful tools for WordPress translation. You can find there a wide variety of assistive tools including built-in translate.wordpress.org features, browser add-ons, WordPress 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, and third-party services and apps.

🏆 Get Involved

Are you looking for more ways to get started? If you’re translating or want to translate WordPress and any related projects into a specific language, there are some helpful resources.

If you need any help, ask in #polyglots channel in the Make WordPress Slack at any time. We’re a global team, so there’s almost always someone around!

🎉 Many thanks to the following people who contributed to this month’s newsletter: @nao, @nekojonez, @amieiro, @webaxones, @devinmaeztri, @webcommsat, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @adeebmalik, @meher, @anjanavasan, and @harishanker