Polyglots Monthly Newsletter: June 2022

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Welcome to the June 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/..

What’s inside this edition

🧑‍🔬 Translation Feedback Tool BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. Tester Call

The first beta version of the Translation Feedback Tool (discussion system) is ready. @amieiro is calling for volunteers to be added to the beta tester group. Read through how it works and if you are interested in testing it now, leave a comment by July 1st, 2022.

Translation Feedback Tool beta version

🗓 Translation Day 2022 in September

WordPress Translation Day is back! @tobifjellner published an early planning post to discuss the timing, format, and volunteer roles. For the seventh edition of the event and after 2 years of online-only format, we are hoping to see some in-person Meetups this year! The date is not confirmed, but now is a great time to share your thoughts and get involved.

📝 Annual MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Program Survey Translation

The deadline for translating the Annual Meetup Program Survey has been extended. The new deadline is July 2nd, 2022. The Community Team would like us to help them reach more community organizers and active members by providing the survey in your language.

📈 Latest Stats

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

The latest weekly statistics are from April 20 to May 31, 2022. You can view the monthly difference in the parentheses.

Releases205 (±0) 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/, 63 (+1) up to date, 0 (-2) behind by minor versions.
TranslatorsThere are 723 (-3) General Translation Editors, 5,835 (+47) Project Translation Editors, and 59,755 (+391) translation contributors.
Site Language55.98% (-0.01%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

📰 More News and Resources

Did you know…? Locale teams can create any handbooks on their 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. site, under the /team/ sub-site (or “Team P2”) at locale.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//team/handbook/.

The handbook is a great format for storing a translation style guide, your own community contribution documentation, or translations of English handbooks.

🏆 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!

🎉 The following people contributed to this month’s newsletter: @nao, @webcommsat, @lmurillom, and @tobifjellner – Thank you!