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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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    • i18n – Multilingual Drupal 26th May 2010 @ Oracle - London Russell Blakeborough Brightonart Ltd. Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Brightonart
      • Based in London and Brighton
      • Multilingual web development
      • Open source technologies
      Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Internationalization
      • What are the challenges of multilingual operation?
      • Regional differences
      • Languages
      • Translation
      Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu The Rosetta Project http://rosettaproject.org
    • 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/
    • 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/
    • 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
    • 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
    • Translation Workflow
      • Base language?
      • Notification automation
      • Site editors – Translation editors
      • Automated translation workflow
        • commissioned translation house
      Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • 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
    • Characters & Alphabets
      • International fonts
      • UTF-8
      • Characters vs. Alphabets
      • Right to left
      • Page layout – amount of text
      Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Energy Union Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu Supported by:
    • Energy Union
      • 5 languages now
      • 13 in total
      • Bulgarian next
      • Fallback to English
      • Drupal 6
      Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu Supported by:
    • Installed Languages Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • 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
    • Editing Workflow
      • Language
      • Editors
      Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu Translators Editors Super Editors
    • Roles Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Translate Page Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Edit Page Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Special Fonts Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Image Fallback Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Menu Translation Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Policat Campaigning Tool Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • Vocabularies Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu
    • 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
    • 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/
    • Drupal i18n - Energy Union energyunion.eu [email_address] CREATIVE MEDIA