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#5753 new defect

Improve recognition for internationalization efforts on wp40% page

Reported by: jorbin Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: WordPress.org Site Keywords: has-patch
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Description

Alex King started the internationalization efforts in https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/1057 and https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/1065 before the switch to get text and Boren's great work to add the translation functions.

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@jorbin
5 months ago

#1 @jorbin
5 months ago

The suggested text adds Alex's efforts and links to https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/1057 but totally open to alternative phrasing.

To internationalize WordPress in 2004, Alex King <a href="%1$s">kicked off the efforts</a> before Ryan Boren <a href="%2$s">wrapped</a> translatable strings with the <code>__()</code> translation function. He went through the code, one line at a time, found everything that could be translated, and marked it up. This meant that when WordPress v1.2 was released, it not only contained the plugin API but was fully internationalized.

#2 @tobifjellner
5 months ago

By the way: If we're talking about efforts to reach 40% of the web, then @casiepa would be able to give a date for when more than 50% of all WordPress installations in the world were using a translated version of WordPress (i.e. other site language than en_US, right now it's around 55%)

#3 @andreamiddleton
5 months ago

I love this suggestion — thanks for calling this out, @jorbin!! What do you think would work as a timeline-level "title" for this milestone? Would any of these work?

WordPress is Internationalized
Internationalization
WordPress in More Languages
WordPress Supports Translation

#4 @jorbin
5 months ago

"WordPress Supports Translation" feels like a really good way to recognize this event. That leaves the door open for more events related to the non US English translations such as what tobifjellner mentions

@jorbin
5 months ago

Update title as well as text

#5 @casiepa
5 months ago

@jorbin If you need some more info, I'm gathering weekly stats on http://wp-info.org/polyglots-stats/ based on w.org and translate.w.org
If you want longer history, you could find extra data on http://wp-info.org/polyglots-weekly-stats-history/ (last table at the bottom) where you could e.g. see that on 26-Oct-2016 only 47.5% of the sites were running non-US English. On 26-Jul-2017 we saw the first switch where more then half of the WP sites were running a translated version. Today we are at 55.5% translated sites.
@tobifjellner thx for the ping

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