At WordCamp US 2017, I took the stage to argue that it’s time that WordPress enables translators to add gender-variable translations, and that we can do this in a way compatible with our existing translation ecosystem.
A couple of days later, during contributor day, I was joined by several amazing WordPress (and GlotPress) contributors, and we firmed the proposal which is now up on trac.
Here’s the short talk I gave about languages written from right-to-left at WordCamp Europe 2017. I’m visibly nervous — this was the largest crowd I’ve ever presented to.
While the slides make it clear that I go from talking about
rtl.css — the file, used in WordPress themes, to RTLCSS — the node module, I realize that it’s somewhat hard to understand when watching the video. Sorry about that!
Some relevant academic research on the effects of reading direction:
- Influence of reading habits on line bisection – PDF
- Reading habits influence aesthetic preference – PDF
- Scanning direction and line bisection: a study of normal subjects and unilateral neglect patients with opposite reading habits – PDF
- Native reading direction influences lateral biases in the perception of shape from shading – HTML
WordCamp Europe 2015 was a superb event, and I’m happy I was able to present. In this talk, I’ve tried to focus on things that are sometimes overlooked when dealing with localization and internationalization.
Really excited about today’s launch of our new front-end translation tool for WordPress.com.
I’m really excited to be giving a talk at WordCamp Jerusalem in a couple of weeks – the third Israeli WordCamp and the first in Jerusalem.
My talk will be an in-depth overview of WordPress i18n and RTL – a topic I already addressed in a quick 7 minutes presentation at WordCamp SF 2010. I’ll be speaking in Hebrew this time, but the slides will be in English and I’ll share them here afterwards.
There are 3 tracks planned – beginner developers, advanced developers and publishers – see Jennifer’s post for an overview of the planned Publisher’s track and visit WordCamp Jerusalem for more information.