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  • Samuel Sidler 6:44 pm on July 14, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: glotpress, meta, ,   

    Translating Themes and Plugins 

    Howdy all you wonderful polyglots!

    We’re getting very, very close to turning on translations for themes and plugins. Within the next few days (or weeks), we’ll start importing active themes and, shortly there after, plugins to translate.wordpress.org.

    The first import might be a bit… painful. There aren’t a lot of sorting options built-in to GlotPress, so importing, say, 1500 themes will make it hard to see which theme is important. We’re working on that. After import, it will be important to use translate.wordpress.org and find “pain points” in the experience. Then… let us know! You can file a ticket on meta trac with an idea for improvement and we’ll work to improve things over time. Or, you can ping me personally (sam on Slack) or even just leave a comment here.

    For themes and plugins with their own, external translation sites, we’re recommending the author post here on make/polyglots with a list of their translation editors and request that they be added to translate.wordpress.org with project-level permission. That means that they’ll only be able to approve translations for the specific theme or plugin, which they can already approve translations for on an external site.

    That might sound a bit complicated, but I wrote up a handbook page with all of the details. Please read through and let us know if you have questions.

    One thing I’m recommending to everyone is to follow a hashtag for your locale. For example, the Swiss German translation editors would follow #de-ch in their WordPress.org profile notifications. Any time, across WordPress.org, someone enters #de-ch, they’ll receive an email notification about it. It’s a great way for anyone “in the know” to ping translation editors and entire teams.

    P.S. If you haven’t already, now is a great time to translate the theme and plugin directory interfaces.

    Related posts: Meta team, Theme team

  • Peter Holme Obrestad 11:52 am on December 17, 2014 Permalink |
    peterhol • no.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: glotpress   

    I have given out our language url (https://translate.wordpress.org/languages/nb) to potential translators. I recently discovered that the “Administration” partial of the WordPress translation isn’t visible there. This led to me not getting any help with that one this time… What’s up with that? 😉

  • Kenan Dervisevic 1:12 pm on November 23, 2014 Permalink |
    kenan3008 • bs.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: , glotpress,   

    I keep getting all sorts of warnings like “Warning: Lengths of source and translation differ too much.” or “Warning: Lengths of source and translation differ too much.” when I try to translate a string at translate.wp.org. This happens for every string. Could someone please take a look?

  • Petya Raykovska 12:56 pm on November 7, 2014 Permalink |
    petya • bg.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: , , glotpress, notes   

    Notes from the GlotPress discussion at #WCSF Community summit 

    Notes from the discussion on improving GlotPress (Mon, Oct 29th), suggested by Marko for the Community Summit in San Francisco.


    Birgit Olzem, Catia Kitahara, George Stephanis, Mayo Moriyama, Marko Heijnen, Paolo Belcastro, Petya Raykovska, Rafael Funchal, Sam Sidler, Stephane Daury, Xavier Borderie.

    If you were there and I missed your name, please leave a comment.

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    • Marko Heijnen 1:21 pm on November 7, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I do want to state two inconsistencies:

      • I didn’t say anything during the discussion about fixing glossaries. I understand the issues but don’t want to give hope for that support soon.
      • We already use memcache on translate.wordpress.org which is causing some issues like incorrect counts now. Which is still something that need to be researched. To fix the issues and find other use cases where we need to cache.
      • Petya Raykovska 2:05 pm on November 7, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks, Marko.

        The notes don’t state anyone making any promises on any of the mentioned issues. Their main purpose is to inform people who were not there on what we talked about.

        Making a single glossary available throughout all the projects of a single locale (if that’s what you mean by “Fixing Glossaries”) is a serious issue we need to talk more about.

      • Catiakitahara 1:23 pm on November 9, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hey Marko, I see that @yoavf did a patch that creates Glossary Hierarchy (https://glotpress.trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/97/glossary_hierarchy.2.diff). I guess this is the one you told me about at SF, but it seems it isn’t accepted as WordPress subprojects for pt_BR locale hasn’t inherited the parent project glossary yet. Could you at least accept this patch, please? It would help a lot. Also, I remember we spotted a bug with a missing ‘edit’ link on the Glossary page. It is still missing, should I create a ticket for that?

        • Marko Heijnen 7:55 pm on November 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          That code still need to be checked and validated. Also some other changes need to happen. I will look at it when I got the time.

          I fixed it but it’s still need to be deployed. No reason to make a ticket for that.

  • Petya Raykovska 9:37 am on October 6, 2014 Permalink |
    petya • bg.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: glotpress, , ,   

    Notes from the Polyglots meeting at WordCamp Europe 

    Hey everyone,

    Here are my (slightly) structured notes from the Polyglots and GlotPress meeting at WordCamp Europe Contributor day on September 29th.

    If you were there, please feel free to add to the notes if you feel I missed something important.

    Roadmap for GlotPress

    • GlotPress is not even at 1.0 – Doesn’t have caching, doesn’t have translation memory. Who’s gonna work on it?
    • Scaling
    • Data Schema, different one – Nacin and Nikolay are going to work on that
    • Next step: Include Themes and Plugins in GlotPress
    • Be prepared for hundreds of new validators
    • Find a way to fight spam and security issues

    Promised: Marko will ship profiles for GlotPress before WCSF

    Scaling the community

    A lot of languages don’t have an active validator – we need to change that

    Average number of strings:

    • Themes – 200-300 strings
    • Plugins – 150-200 strings
    • Core – 4000 strings
    • BuddyPress – 1400 strings

    Next step for Polyglots and i18n: Plugins & Themes

    There needs to be a way for readmes to be translated.

    There’s a lot of potential to get WordPress to 90 different languages.

    We need to find developers to help with translations who are not heavily involved with core.

    How do we put all the plugins on GlotPress (translate.wordpress.org)?

    30 000 plugins that need to be translated

    Rosetta sites will have their own theme and plugin directories with all translated plugins and themes

    need a search that will work across languages. Search for plugins and themes should target both the translated language and English.

    We start with 25 plugins

    We need a mechanism to block spammers better. For forums, for local sites.

    Global Communities

    • agreed that each global communit should have their own P2
    • there will be functionality to approve comments as approve/delete/move to forum
    • @siobhan to get in touch with Jetpack ppl about subscribing to tag
    • global.wordpress.org
    • should have lists of validators. Lists of validators should also be on local sites.

    Promised: Remkus is doing the forum theme for BB Press for the local sites/forums :)

    We need to make it easier for validators to work

    Redesigning GlotPress, improving the tools

    Security concerns with strings

    Possible decision: Two tears of validators. Trusted validators for the core project and some of the other main projects.

    Other validators for all of the plugins etc.

    Polyglots team leads

    The current goal is to split the role of Polyglots lead in two:

    Technical role/team
    Community role/team – pushing validators, pushing people, finding validators, pinging validators, giving validator rights, helping validators and translators get started. The goal is to have a team of community ppl from at least three different parts of the world.
    Sam will document the specific tasks of the role of Community Lead for Polyglots and also the technical lead

    Selection process

    • Select people from the existing validators and community
    • Select people who we know are responsible and will get the job done
    • Give them a long term role and back them up with others
    • Siobhan 9:53 am on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      thanks @petya – I’ve added a few things.

    • Marko Heijnen 11:42 am on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      On GlotPress side:

      • We do have caching (seems broken sometimes).
      • Some basic translation memory has been committed and I do try to get more things done before WCSF like be able to replace it with elasticsearch.
      • A final roadmap will be submitted today/tomorrow on http://blog.glotpress.org as a living page.
      • Will also create a post about profiles and user dashboard in the next few days.

      Polyglots side:
      I would also like to see that the updated bbPress theme will be kind of ready before WCSF. This because I’m sure people who are really into bbPress can do for example the final work at contributors day. I’m more then happy to help and I assume other are too.

    • Mark Thomas Gazel 12:13 pm on October 7, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sounds really great. Look forward to (hopefully) seeing all of this happen.

  • Justina 10:17 am on September 18, 2014 Permalink |
    pokeraitis • lt.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: glotpress, ,   

    As I understand, there are no (active) validators for Lithuanian at the moment. I would like to be one.

  • Brian 9:55 am on June 24, 2014 Permalink |
    brianrourkeboll • ga.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: , glotpress, ,   

    How do the translations of the GlotPress web interface itself (i.e., those at https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/glotpress/dev) get implemented?

  • Daisuke Takahashi 9:03 am on June 5, 2014 Permalink |
    extendwings • ja.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: , glotpress, gsw   

    I found that wrong “Untranslated” count is displayed for “Swiss German (Formal)” in GlotPress.


    Anyone can recount this (like forum)?

  • Stephen Edgar 10:59 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink |
    netweb • en-au.wordpress.org editor • en-gb.wordpress.org translation editor • en-ca.wordpress.org translation editor
    Tags: glotpress,   

    As there are currently three separate discussions regarding GlotPress enhancements I’ll post this here as it probably should have been posted already.


    Arian Allenson M. Valdez (@secretmapper) — Working on GlotPress UI and profiles with Yoav Farhi (@yoavf) and Marko Heijnen (@markoheijnen) as mentors

    Secretmapper will post updates to http://blog.glotpress.org/

    Now is probably be a great time to get more involved and help shape the direction of GlotPress


  • Gary Jones 10:22 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink |
    GaryJ • en-gb.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: glotpress,   

    Something that would really help the English variants is to have a feature that can copy all of the original strings for untranslated as the translated string, and leaves them as Waiting status.

    Being able to check and bulk accept these strings (fixing variations where necessary) would be considerably quicker than going through each string one by one to click on Copy original and accepting.

    ~95%+ of strings are going to be identical anyway between US English and British, Canadian and Australian etc. English, so I think it’s sensible to go with the assumption that strings match, and change where necessary, than assume the US English is going to be wrong (as with all other non-English variant languages).

    • Peter Westwood 10:31 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I sort of disagree :)

      I think it would be better to extend GlotPress (and possibly WordPress) to better support the hierarchical relationship between different variants of a language.

      There are similar issues when you try and use GlotPress to have translations of both formal and informal versions of another language other than English and it would I think be better if we could document the relationship between languages and then share the translations better.

      The only reason we are doing this copying and accepting is a hack to make it easier to find new strings to confirm for translation or not.

      I think Wikipedia has a solution they use to solve this that it would be worth investigating.

      • Gary Jones 10:38 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m new to this so I’m only saying what I perceive on a practical level. I’m open and more than happy to see something more generic and functional if it involves significantly fewer “click, , ” for those 95% unchanged strings.

    • Stephen Edgar 10:49 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think this is part of the idea behind the Glossary and being able to share that Glossary between projects per https://glotpress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/97#comment:64

      No doubt only between single locale projects for starters and then maybe something to allow the sharing between locales down the road.

    • Marko Heijnen 11:11 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This should not be implemented because it’s an exception and not a rule. Also you can also only translate the strings that are needed and skip the rest.

      • Gary Jones 1:20 pm on April 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        From a technical standpoint, you’re probably right, but it’s much easier to see that a language is now 99% complete (because some new strings have been added late in the cycle) when it was previously 100% complete, than having to look through 95% of strings again in case new ones happen to contain a spelling that needs to be changed. Being able to mark off those that don’t need changing (i.e. by just copying the original) is pragmatically more convenient for accuracy purposes.

        If I didn’t make it clear, my intent would be to only have this feature enabled for English variants, but then as Peter said, variants in other languages may be based on a certain base translation with only a few changes needed.

        • Ze Fontainhas 2:22 pm on April 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          The reasoning is valid for any language that belongs to a macro language, really, not to mention the ones which can additionally have “non-regional” variants, such as formal and informal, and so on.

          Even if a language does not belong to a macro language group, it could still be the case that the difference from one variant to the next is small enough for a copy feature to make sense.

          tl:dr I’m not sure it’s an actual, bona-fide, exception.

    • Ze Fontainhas 6:34 pm on April 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Marking as “not request”. Also, this debate should move to the GlotPress blog

  • Emre Erkan 10:11 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink |
    wordpress-tr • tr.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: , glotpress,   

    One glossary to rule them all 

    First of all, thanks for glossary. It’s a life saving functionality.

    I’m currently validating lots of project and trying to maintain order between them. Glossary is a very helpful tool to accomplish this but it’s project specific. Is there a way to use a common glossary for selected projects or for all of them?

    Please don’t say import/export. It’s not functional when you try to keep all glossaries from all projects updated. For example when translating or validating a project, you see a term which needs to be put in glossary. You can’t add it to just that project if it’s a very general term. You have to put it to all glossaries. Yoı choose a projects glossary as primary glossary and update it, export it and import it every project you’re validating.

    Possible solutions;

    • A single glossary for all projects
    • Import functionality betweeen glossaries
    • Inheritance (When you create a glossary you choose a parent and with this it contains all the terms of parent glossary)

    TL;DR -> title ^ ^

  • Emre Erkan 9:44 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink |
    wordpress-tr • tr.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: glotpress,   

    Is it possible to make GlotPress dashboard a little bit more useful? Like showing active projects and their statuses to validator like this: http://imgur.com/Bh2Kg1x

    It’s hard to track all the projects. I have to check every project to see if there is new or waiting translations. Just WordPress Core has 6 active projects (3 themes, WordPress, Administration and Network). There is mobile projects, plugins etc. It’ll be a handy feature if implemented.

  • Xavier Borderie 2:17 pm on April 17, 2014 Permalink |
    xibe • fr.wordpress.org editor
    Tags: glotpress   

    Version 3.9-fr_FR shipped with a set a bad strings (slippery fingers, honest mistake, but still). I compiled a new archive with the corrected strings, but how can I make sure the translation files are getting pushed to users who have already upgraded to 3.9?

    • Gabriel Reguly 2:32 pm on April 17, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Been there, done that….

      We made a post telling people that the package was rebuilt and people needed to update again.

      The ones who were about to complain, did the update.

      What happened to the silent others still remains unknonw to us :-)

    • luciole135 6:42 pm on April 17, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Unfortunately this does not fix the bug in the thousands separator

    • luciole135 9:16 pm on April 19, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Since Saturday, April 19, 2014, the bug is fixed while yesterday, the same files had a bug.
      This is not to understand anything. What have you changed?
      Finally, the better!

      • Xavier Borderie 9:11 am on April 22, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I changed the translation file to replace the non-breaking space with simple space character (” “).
        I would have removed the spacing altogether, but GlotPress does not allow empty translations.

  • Slava UA 9:21 am on March 9, 2014 Permalink |
    slaFFik • ru.wordpress.org translation editor
    Tags: , glotpress   

    Noticed a bug (?) while editing translation of BuddyPress here https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/buddypress/dev/ru/default

    Not all untranslated strings are showed. How did I found that:
    1) went through all untranslated strings,
    2) exported the po file of everything ru_RU
    3) opened in Poedit and noticed that some strings appeared to be untranslated, although they are not listed under Untranslated filter in GlotPress.
    4) translated them in Poedit and imported into GlotPress
    5) got the message that 16 new strings were translated.

    So in general – untranslated strings were not showing under Untranslated filter in Glotpress.

    • Sergey Biryukov 10:41 am on March 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hmm, I currently see 40 untranslated strings there. When I export the .po file and open it in Poedit, I see the same 40 untranslated strings (out of 1397).

    • Slava UA 10:46 am on March 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Perhaps because I have already fixed that :) Those 40 should stay there. When I was operating – thos 16 were not in glotpress.
      It was easy to track, as they all are short strings (like Notifications %s), while those 40 are quite long strings.

  • Marko Heijnen 11:21 pm on March 4, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: glotpress   

    If some of you know I’m working on GlotPress and since it’s getting more activity I would love to setup a biweekly meeting. If you would love to help out by sharing ideas or maybe contributing back then please leave a message at http://blog.glotpress.org/2014/02/28/since-we-gain-a-bit-more-activity-lately/.

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