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Find out what it's like run an international website: an introduction to Drupal's multilingual features followed by a short tour of Brightonart's latest production in 5 languages - energyunion.eu

Find out what it's like run an international website: an introduction to Drupal's multilingual features followed by a short tour of Brightonart's latest production in 5 languages - energyunion.eu

Russell Blakeborough, Director, BrightonART

Presented at Oracle, London at Drupal for Enerprise - 26th May 2010

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  • 1. i18n – Multilingual Drupal 26th May 2010 @ Oracle - London Russell Blakeborough Brightonart Ltd. Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 2. Brightonart
    • Based in London and Brighton
    • Multilingual web development
    • Open source technologies
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 3. Internationalization
    • What are the challenges of multilingual operation?
    • Regional differences
    • Languages
    • Translation
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu The Rosetta Project http://rosettaproject.org
  • 4. Multilingual Sites
    • Technical development
    • Translation team
    • Translation management
    • Auto translation – Google API
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu Leo Reynolds http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/
  • 5. Language vs. Locale
    • Locale = language + region
    • en-GB .. en-US
      • Small differences in language
      • Differences in date format
    • Content may vary in different territories
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu boulanger.IE http://www.flickr.com/photos/fkmr/
  • 6. Language Selection
    • Locale detection
    • Language selector menu
    • User’s language
    • URL prefix
      • eg. energyunion.eu/en/tour
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu kan_alph http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kan_Alph.jpg
  • 7. What needs translating?
    • Nodes (pages)
      • diagrams – videos?
    • Menus
    • Blocks
    • Taxonomy
    • Module text
    • Drupal itself
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu Henri Bergius from Finland http://www.flickr.com/people/15087210@N00
  • 8. Translation Workflow
    • Base language?
    • Notification automation
    • Site editors – Translation editors
    • Automated translation workflow
      • commissioned translation house
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 9. Fallback
    • Normally we don’t have translations for all content
    • Fallback to base language eg. English
    • Complex fallback:
      • Catalan > Spanish > English
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu samaritain http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alphabet_samaritain_kadosh.png amharic http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alphabet_%C3%A9thiopien_amharique.png
  • 10. Characters & Alphabets
    • International fonts
    • UTF-8
    • Characters vs. Alphabets
    • Right to left
    • Page layout – amount of text
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 11. Energy Union Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu Supported by:
  • 12. Energy Union
    • 5 languages now
    • 13 in total
    • Bulgarian next
    • Fallback to English
    • Drupal 6
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu Supported by:
  • 13. Installed Languages Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 14. Editing Workflow
    • English base mostly, some German
    • Multiple English editors using revisions
    • Translators sent base content
    • Super Editors make pages
    • Language Editors correct in place & provide ongoing maintenance
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 15. Editing Workflow
    • Language
    • Editors
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu Translators Editors Super Editors
  • 16. Roles Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 17. Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 18. Translate Page Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 19. Edit Page Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 20. Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 21. Special Fonts Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 22. Image Fallback Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 23. Menu Translation Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 24. Policat Campaigning Tool Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 25. Vocabularies Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
  • 26. The New Semantics
    • Taxonomy translation
    • Normalised Co-occurrence Analysis
    • Module: Taxonomy NCO
    • ‘ Matchy matchy’
    • RDF - SKOS
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu the new romantics by theopie http://www.flickr.com/photos/opie/
    • http://drupal.org/project/taxonomy_nco
  • 27. Summary
    • Who will translate?
    • Translation workflow
    • Technical commissioning
    • Allow flexibility
      • – new territories bring surprises
    Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu shirokazan http://www.flickr.com/photos/shirokazan/
  • 28. Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu [email_address] CREATIVE MEDIA