Taking over    ...the Flickr
the world...        way
Background


Launched     Entire site
June 12th,    in 7 new
  2007       languages
Background
          German
French
              Emphasis   Korean
         Spanish
           on Language
            ove...
Background
Background
Challenges


Too many
 words!
Challenges


Legacy
 code
Challenges

  Hugely
passionate
Community
Challenges

Owned by
  a big
company
i18n vs l10n



i18n
       Vs.      l10n
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My talk, given in Ballroom A of the Austin Convention Center at 5pm on Tuesday March 11th 2008. A very high-level overview of what it took to get Flickr.com from English-only to 7 additional languages

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"Taking Over the World the Flickr Way" (SXSW 2008)

  1. 1. Taking over ...the Flickr the world... way
  2. 2. Background Launched Entire site June 12th, in 7 new 2007 languages
  3. 3. Background German French Emphasis Korean Spanish on Language over Locale Trad. Italian Portuguese Chinese
  4. 4. Background
  5. 5. Background
  6. 6. Challenges Too many words!
  7. 7. Challenges Legacy code
  8. 8. Challenges Hugely passionate Community
  9. 9. Challenges Owned by a big company
  10. 10. i18n vs l10n i18n Vs. l10n

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