WordCamp Europe 2017 was a week ago in Paris. The fifth one in four years. And the first one that I wasn’t organising. It was brilliant. And part of the reason why I loved it so much was that there were so many talks dedicated to educating about internationalization, localization, diversity, WordPress beyond borders, in different languages, in different text orientation. I wanted to tweet about that and then realised I can’t put all of them in one tweet so I’m blogging. Yay! Here are the links to all the talks dedicated to i18n and WordPress beyond borders at #WCEU this year. Enjoy!
In which yours truly breaks the conference code of conduct showing gestures that mean one thing in Western culture and other in other cultures. Because there will always be someone you’re offending. And as long as you’re not ignorant about that, you will be forgiven. And poetry at the end. Because Paris.
In which the gentle giant from Germany breaks new ground and challenges the perception that languages are built by linguists. And not people. It’s a must. Watch it.
In which the always practical and thoughtful Yoav teaches you why RTL matters and how to implement it even if you don’t speak a RTL language. Thank you!
In which this cheeky little core contributor gets serious for a moment and gives you an example of how a software project can help preserve a dying language. And why that’s important.
In which the kind and hard working Rahul explains parts of the magic that happened between WordPress and the languages of India in the past year.
Thank you to @TheTorqueMag for writing about the WordPress Polyglots team & translation efforts @TranslateWP https://t.co/nhGEB8fNDB
How many WordPressers does it take to get @nacin on stage 😬 (And other one shot #wceu stories by @damndirty)… https://t.co/MEhGLEE1F6
Restaurant vs. meal kit vs. grocery shopping. https://t.co/RkKp2ooK07