Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – Feb. 20, 2019

Here’s the agenda for the chats this week. If you have anything you’d like to add, please leave a comment.

  • 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 https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/ stats
  • WP 5.1 RC2
  • FYI
    • Top 100 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 & Theme stats pages
    • There are some new iOS & Android app stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings.
  • Global WordPress Translation Day 4
    • Recap from the 3nd organizing team weekly meeting
  • Open floor

Chat time:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6:00 AM GMT in #polyglots

See you there!

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Global WordPress Translation Day 4 Meeting Notes (Feb 12, 2019)

Attendance: @Nao, @zetaraffix, @xkon, @jordicuevas, @ibdz, @bhargavmehta, @tobifjellner, @fahimmurshed, @Webcommsat, @casiepa, @priyankabehera155, @patilswapnilv, and @nemanja

The second meeting for Global WordPress Translation Day 4 (GWTD4, Saturday, May 11, 2019) started at 13:00 UTC and was closed at 14:15 (meeting archive).

Team Organization

Design/Communication Teams are combined (background).

Live Stream Content Team is small, so you’re welcome to help them out and/or switch over to the team. The role is similar to session team for WordCamps.

Teams are encouraged to have meetings and discussions on #polyglots-events 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/. channel.

Event Format

Confirmed/Agreed

  • 24-hour live stream with curated contents (live & recorded videos)
  • Local events during the 24-hour period

Ideas

  • Use the preceding week to promote awareness of translation-related activities (mentoring new translators and building resources such as getting started guide/ glossary/style guide)
  • Have several (pairs of?) local hosts run the live streaming as a team relay rather than a marathon

Next Meeting

Next weekly meeting will be on February 19, 2019 13:00 UTC in #polyglots-events.

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Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – Feb. 13, 2019

Here’s the agenda for the chats this week. If you have anything you’d like to add, please leave a comment.

Chat time:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:00 AM GMT in #polyglots

See you there!

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Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – Feb. 6, 2019

Here’s the agenda for the chats this week. If you have anything you’d like to add, please leave a comment.

Chat time:

See you there!

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Agenda: Weekly Polyglots Chat – Jan. 30, 2019

Here’s the agenda for the chats this week. If you have anything you’d like to add, please leave a comment.

Chat time:

See you there!

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Polyglots weekly summary / chat notes May 16, 2018

Weekly stats

Releases:

  • 179 (+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/
  • 56 (±0) up to date
  • 15 (±0) behind by minor versions
  • 6 (±0) behind by one major version
  • 34 (±0) behind more than one major version
  • 52 (±0) have a site but never released
  • 16 (±0) have no site.

Translations:

  • 179 (±0) total
  • 12 (+1) at 100%
  • 61 (-1) over 95%
  • 5 (±0) over 90%
  • 29 (±0) over 50%
  • 57 (±0) below 50%
  • 109 (±0) have a language pack generated
  • 15 (±0) have no project

Requests:

There are 65 unresolved editor requests out of 1 566 (+26) total and 24 unresolved 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/ requests out of 85 (±0) total.

Translators:

There are 547 (+1) GTEGeneral Translation Editor A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale., 2 413 (+21) PTEProject Translation Editor A Project Translation Editor (often referred to as PTE) is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A project translation editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Per project translation, editors are appointed by a general translation editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves. and 23 605 (+288) translation contributors.
(A 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/ account could have multiple roles over different locale)

Site language:

51,934% (+0,006%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

Discussion topics:

  • 4.9.6 status: final releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. is excepted this week. Global pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” for translation has been posted.
  • GDPR translation: P2 post was published with resources & tips for translating GDPR

1st meeting, 2nd meeting (office hour)

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Polyglots weekly summary / chat notes May 9, 2018

Weekly stats

Releases:

  • 179 (+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/
  • 56 (±0) up to date
  • 15 (±0) behind by minor versions
  • 6 (±0) behind by one major version
  • 34 (±0) behind more than one major version
  • 52 (±1) have a site but never released
  • 16 (-1) have no site.

Translations:

  • 179 (±0) total
  • 11 (+11) at 100%
  • 5 (-1) over 90%
  • 29 (+4) over 50%
  • 57 (+1) below 50%
  • 109 (±0) have a language pack generated
  • 15 (-1) have no project

Requests:

There are 54 unresolved editor requests out of 1 540 (+12) total and 24 unresolved 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/ requests out of 85 (+1) total.

Translators:

There are 546 (+2) GTEGeneral Translation Editor A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale., 2,392 (+8) PTEProject Translation Editor A Project Translation Editor (often referred to as PTE) is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A project translation editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Per project translation, editors are appointed by a general translation editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves. and 23,317 (+218) translation contributors.
(A 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/ account could have multiple roles over different locale)

Site language:

51,928% (+0,010%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

Discussion topics:

  • The pirate locale was added and 4.9.x is at 13%
  • 4.9.6 status: both RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. & final releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. scheduled dates are delayed by 2 days each. Details of the schedule can be found here.
    • Petya to publish a global pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” for GTEs after RC gets out on May 10th
  • GDPR translation: try to find reliable translation resources (government, organization, etc) and create glossary items as necessary
    • Polyglots leads to work on a P2p2 "p2" is the name of the theme that blogs at make.wordpress.org use (and o2 is the accompanying plugin). When asked to post something "on the p2" by a member of the Polyglots team, that usually means you're asked to post on the team blog https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/. post listing resources for translating GDPR terms and other complicated terms in the new batch of stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings.. And reminding GTEs to update their glossaries with necessary terms
    • Resources list:
      • http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2016.119.01.0001.01.ENG
      • https://www.ppc.go.jp/enforcement/cooperation/cooperation/GDPR/
      • https://www.jetro.go.jp/world/reports/2016/01/dcfcebc8265a8943.html
    • Useful term descriptions list (thx @presskorp) https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RP50LK/p1525862349000103
  • Improvement suggestions for viewing translators activity: https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3613
  • Hint to locale translation rules instead to handbook https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3522
  • WCEU contributor day leads needed: https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/2018/05/02/wceu-wordcamp-europe-2018-contributor-day-mentors-and-projects/

1st meeting, 2nd meeting

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Polyglots weekly summary / chat notes May 2, 2018

Weekly stats

Releases:

  • 179 (+7) 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/
  • 56 (±0) up to date
  • 15 (±0) behind by minor versions
  • 6 (±0) behind by one major version
  • 34 (±0) behind more than one major version
  • 51 (±0) have site but never released
  • 17 (±0) have no site.

Translations:

  • 179 (+7) total
  • 0 (-62) at 100%
  • 76 (+61) over 95%
  • 6 (-1) over 90%
  • 25 (+1) over 50%
  • 56 (+1) below 50%
  • 109 (±0) have a language pack generated
  • 16 (+7) have no project.

Requests:

There are 56 unresolved editor requests out of 1,528 (+15) total and 23 unresolved 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/ requests out of 84 (±0) total.

Translators:

There are 544 (+3) GTEGeneral Translation Editor A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale., 2,384 (+13) PTEProject Translation Editor A Project Translation Editor (often referred to as PTE) is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A project translation editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Per project translation, editors are appointed by a general translation editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves. and 23,099 (+221) translation contributors.
(A 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/ account could have multiple roles over different locale)

Site language:

51.918% (+0,021%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

Discussion topics:

  • 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. 4.9.6 status: Delayed by 2 days – the new date for beta is May 3rd. Lots of new stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. (GDPR etc) are added in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and they should be relatively stable now. Details of the schedule can be found here.
  • JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. i18nInternationalization Internationalization (sometimes shortened to I18N , meaning “I - eighteen letters -N”) is the process of planning and implementing products and services so that they can easily be adapted to specific local languages and cultures, a process called localization. This is the process of making software translatable. Information about Internationalization for developers can be found in the Developer’s handbooks.: @swissspidy invites everyone to a meeting in #core-i18n on how to best handle translations of JavaScript functionality (May 8 17:00 UTC). For more info, see https://make.wordpress.org/core/2018/05/01/javascript-internationalization-the-missing-pieces/
  • WCEU 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/. 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/.: call for mentors
  • WP15: Reminder to translate the celebration site and help local groups organize events

1st meeting, 2nd meeting

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Polyglots weekly summary / chat notes April 11, 2018

Weekly stats

Releases:

  • 172 (±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/
  • 55 (+52) up to date
  • 16 (-52) behind by minor versions
  • 6 (±0) behind by one major version
  • 34 (±0) behind more than one major version
  • 51 (±0) have site but never released
  • 10 (±0) have no site.

Translations:

  • 172 (±0) total
  • 62 (+2) at 100%
  • 15 (-2) over 95%
  • 7 (±0) over 90%
  • 24 (±0) over 50%
  • 55 (±0) below 50%
  • 109 (±0) have a language pack generated
  • 9 (±0) have no project.

Requests:

There are 65 unresolved editor requests out of 1 475 (+21) total and 27 unresolved 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/ requests out of 85 (+1) total.

Translators:

There are 542 (+1) GTEGeneral Translation Editor A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale., 2 321 (+26) PTEProject Translation Editor A Project Translation Editor (often referred to as PTE) is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A project translation editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Per project translation, editors are appointed by a general translation editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves. and 22 597 (+141) translation contributors.
(A 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/ account could have multiple roles over different locale)

Site language:

51,757% (-0,003%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

Discussion topics:

  • Weekly focus: About page new strings up for translation – https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/meta/wordpress-org
  • The WordPress Jargon Glossary is out – it’s a good source to reference in local style guides and instructions for translating. It’s been added to the Handbook.
  • Volunteers for locale research are needed. See this handbook page for details. Here’s a list of the waiting locales. If you’d like to get involve and help and you haven’t done locale research before, please reach out to @petya

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Weekly update: April 4th, 2018

Stats

These are the polyglots stats of the week + notes from the polyglots chats on April 4th.

*Releases*: 172 (±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/, 3 (-56) up to date, 68 (+57) behind by minor versions, 6 (-1) behind by one major version, 34 (±0) behind more than one major version, 51 (±0) have site but never released, 10 (±0) have no site.

*Translations*: 172 (±0) total, 60 (+6) at 100%, 17 (-5) over 95%, 7 (-1) over 90%, 24 (±0) over 50%, 55 (±0) below 50%, 109 (±0) have a language pack generated, 9 (±0) have no project.

*Requests*: There are 67 unresolved editor requests out of 1 454 (+21) total and 26 unresolved locale requests out of 84 (+2) total.

*Translators*: There are 541 (+1) GTEGeneral Translation Editor A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale., 2 295 (+12) PTEProject Translation Editor A Project Translation Editor (often referred to as PTE) is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A project translation editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Per project translation, editors are appointed by a general translation editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves. and 22 456 (+8035) translation contributors.
(A 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/ account could have multiple roles over different locale)

*Site language*: 51,760% (+0,017%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

WordPress 4.9.5

WordPress 4.9.5 Security and Maintenance Release

Looks like automatic language packs haven’t kicked in yet, they’re expected to roll out today.

Other topics:

  • About page strings – let’s make it a priority project for the next few months – https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/meta/wordpress-org
  • Expanding your local translation community – join the discussion https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/2018/03/09/do-you-have-tips-to-share-on-growing-your-translation-community/

Agenda for the Polyglots chat on November 15th

Dear polyglots,

We missed our slot for an Asia/Pacific chat this morning due to unavailability of anyone to lead it but we’ll have a chat at 11 UTC. Here’s a very short agenda for it, given we have one major priority today and that’s the releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. of 4.9 and having as many 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/ ready for it as we can.

  • 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/ stats before the 4.9 release
  • WordPress 4.9 will be released today – prepare your locales
  • Open discussion

See you in #polyglots

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Notes from the Polyglots chat on October 18

Notes from the polyglots chat on Oct 18

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/ stats

Below stats are dated 2017-10-18 compared to 2017-10-11 (differences between brackets)

*Releases*: 169 (±0) locale, 12 (+1) up to date, 55 (-1) behind by minor versions, 29 (±0) behind by one major version, 13 (±0) behind more than one major version, 51 (±0) have site but never released, 9 (±0) have no site.

*Translations*: 169 (±0) total, 4 (-3) at 100%, 31 (+17) over 95%, 39 (-13) over 90%, 30 (-1) over 50%, 57 (±0) below 50%, 106 (±0) have a language pack generated, 8 (±0) have no project.

*Requests*: There are 43 unresolved editor requests out of 1 093 (+14) total and 15 unresolved locale requests out of 67 (+1) total.

*Translators*: There are 526 (+1) GTEGeneral Translation Editor A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale., 1 955 (+12) PTEProject Translation Editor A Project Translation Editor (often referred to as PTE) is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A project translation editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Per project translation, editors are appointed by a general translation editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves. and 15 004 (+125) translation contributors.

(A 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/ account could have multiple roles over different locale)

*Site language*: 50,386% (+0,066%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

WordPress 4.9 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. schedule

  • WordPress 4.9 release schedule – soft and hard 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., alpha project
    • 4.9.1 now available for translation https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/2017/10/10/start-translating-wordpress-4-9/
    • 4.9 release schedule: https://make.wordpress.org/core/4-9/
      • 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. 4 – October 23rd
      • RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. & soft string freeze – October 30th
      • Final RC + hard string freeze – November 6th
      • Nov 13th – dry run
      • November 14th – target release date

WCUS 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/. lead needed

– Aaron Campbell posted about needing someone to lead the Polyglots team during WCUS 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/. on Dec 5th  https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/2017/10/04/wcus-contributor-day-leads-needed/

Cross Locale Project Translation EditorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor

We’re officially starting the Cross Locale Project Translation Editors program and trial period.

Criteria for a Cross-Locale Project Translation EditorCross-locale Project Translation Editor A Cross-Locale Project Translation Editor is an account owned by a plugin or theme author (or the authoring organization), which uses professional translators to localize their product. The cross-locale project translation editor can import/validate strings on a specific project for more than one locale. This role has the same capabilities as a Project Translation Editor over multiple locales instead of one. Cross-Locale Project Translation Editors need to meet a set of criteria before being appointed by General Translation Editors.

To be granted access to import/validate stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. for more than one locale, an organisation/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/theme author must cover the following criteria:

  1. Make sure that the translators they hire use the community style guides and glossaries, or create ones based on them and provide public links.
  2. Create a new account for this role rather than using a personal one, and fill in the profile page with contact information so that the local translation team can get a hold of them.
  3. Disclose the sources of translation (e.g. translation vendor) and reviewers (.org username) on the description of the new WordPress.org account
  4. List steps for other .org community volunteers to get involved in the review process
  5. Have a 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/. account on chat.wordpress.org and provide notice to the General Translation Editors of each locale after imports.
  6. Update their WordPress.org name with a (CL PTE)

Handbook updates related to the Cross Locale PTE:

Other questions related to Cross Locale PTEs:

  • Who can create Cross Locale PTEs: @Petya and @Ocean90
  • How does importing work and what are the special CL PTE’s functions
    • Specific user accounts (cross-locale PTEs) are able to import and approve translations for specific projects for all 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/.
    • A cross-locale PTE can import (or translate through UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.) untranslated strings as current.
    • A cross-locale PTE can import (or translate through UI) translated (by the community) strings as waiting.
    • Translations by a cross-locale PTE can be overwritten by a regular PTE or a GTE.
    • Imported strings by CL PTE do not overwrite strings translated by a GTE or PTE
  • How will the trials be evaluated – GTEs can provide feedback on regular basis.

 

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Agenda for the Polyglots chat on Oct 18

Dear polyglots,

Here’s the agenda for the Polyglots chat today, October 18th:

  • 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/ stats
  • WordPress 4.9 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. schedule – soft and hard 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., alpha project
  • WCUS 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/. lead
  • Cross Locale Project Translation EditorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor – official start of the program
    • Documentation – criteria for Cross Locale PTEs
    • Who can create Cross Locale PTEs
    • How does importing work and what are the special CL PTEProject Translation Editor A Project Translation Editor (often referred to as PTE) is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A project translation editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Per project translation, editors are appointed by a general translation editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves.’s functions
    • How will the trials be evaluated

Quite a few important points to be discussed so it would be great to see more of you there.

Chat time:

Cheers,

Petya

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Agenda weekly Polyglots chat Oct 4, 2017

Agenda Polyglots chats Oct 4, 2017

Here’s an agenda for the chats this week. If you have anything you’d like to add, please leave a comment.

  • 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 https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/ stats
  • Global WordPress Translation Day 3
  • Reminder: Keep up with editor requests
    • Regularly check if you’ve got any pending editor requests. As always, you can find them here (replace [YOUR_LOCALE] with your locale slug): https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/tag/[YOUR_LOCALE]/?resolved=unresolved
    • Add your locale name as a notification at https://profiles.wordpress.org/[USERNAME]/profile/notifications/ and enter #yourlocale for automatic notifications.
  • translate.wordpress.org/stats
    • Due to database timeouts, the number of waiting stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. per locale is not being updated since some 10 days (all other numbers on the page are still valid). Follow #3155-meta for updates.
  • WP 4.9 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. 1 – Oct 4 is the tentative date. Expect new strings for translation to be released soon!
  • Open discussion

Chat times:

See you there!

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Notes from the Polyglots Chats on July 26

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 https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/ stats

Releases: 169 (±0) locale, 61 (+2) up to date, 0 (±0) behind by minor versions, 34 (-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, 12 (-36) at 100%, 60 (+36) over 95%, 2 (±0) over 90%, 30 (±0) over 50%, 57 (±0) below 50%, 105 (±0) have a language pack generated, 8 (±0) have no project.

Requests: There are 32 unresolved editor requests out of 914 (+12) total and 11 unresolved locale requests out of 59 (+1) total.

Translators: There are 503 (±0) GTEGeneral Translation Editor A General Translation Editor (often referred to as GTE) is a person, who has global access to validate strings on all projects for a specific locale., 1 734 (+4) PTEProject Translation Editor A Project Translation Editor (often referred to as PTE) is a person, who has access to validate strings on a specific project (for example BuddyPress, WooCommerce or Twenty Fourteen) for one specific locale. A project translation editor can approve strings that are added by translation contributors. Per project translation, editors are appointed by a general translation editor after a request by the project author or by the contributors themselves. and 14 472 (+91) translation contributors.
(A 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/ account could have multiple roles over different locale)

Site language: 50,034% (+0,030%) of WordPress sites are running a translated WordPress site.

New stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. for WordPress 4.8.1

  • WordPress 4.8.1 is due for releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. on Aug 1
  • We are in hard 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. (https://make.wordpress.org/core/2017/07/20/dev-chat-summary-july-19th-4-8-1-week-5/)
  • A few strings need translation, so please check your locale
  • GTEs will be reminded in a P2p2 "p2" is the name of the theme that blogs at make.wordpress.org use (and o2 is the accompanying plugin). When asked to post something "on the p2" by a member of the Polyglots team, that usually means you're asked to post on the team blog https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/. post in the next days

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