2023-05-24 Translation WG Meeting


May 24, 2023


  • @Ghassan Maslamani

  • @Eden Huthmacher

  • @Pedro Cabral

  • @Cecilia Liu

  • @Gabriel D'Amours

  • @Pierre Mailhot

  • @Ilaria Botti

  • @Brian Smith

  • @Omar Al-Ithawi

  • @Alexandra Nabokina





 Discussion topics














Review langaues

@Eden Huthmacher

  • Added new Estonian

  • Cecila: How do we accept a new lanagueg

    • Eden:

      • at least one dedicated reviwer

      • At least 90%

    • Ghassan:

      • In future we might be more lean, given it’s expected opreator would be able to choose how many langaues their platform use by default


  • OEP-58


  • Langauge depreacation

    • Eden: TX doesn’t support lang archive, we would only have to donwload them and save them somwhere.

  • The mapping of langauge/locale to countires, do we have a deifne list

    • i.e as I user from latin america es49 by default

    • i.e as I user form Austria, do I get DE

    • Eden: is that coverd in OEP-58

    • Omar: We don’t want to hard code the lanague locale in the code, as I understand this one of the issue, we are porposing is there well a settings, i.e OPEN_EDX_LOCALE=['ar','en'].

    • Ghassan: This cover the case of choosing which langagues, but what about if user is requesting a language that is not enabled by default, which lanaguege the sustem would choose

    • Brain: This would be outscope of OEP-58

  • Proivde a path of how to include a new lanague in the code

  • When/How supported language can be added

  • Locale vs langauge

    • Ghassan: Are we going to keep using them as they are, i.e. sometimes the code is refering to langauge sometimes langague_region

    • Brian: we would see how TX deal with that, from the code side, it’s trivial to deal with it

Rewving board

We are moving from Trello to gihub, and also form Trello to wiki for minutes and agena

Sync from https://trello.com/c/aB8yeztJ/80-meeting-summary-5-24-2023


Github board:

Share feedback


@Eden Huthmacher


  • Eden: Can you take 5 minutes to share your feedback

  • Alexandra:

    • Can we do it async, can we also do it later? I feel like there might be much better feedback from the teams I've working with :-)

      • Eden: Yes we would let it be avaibale for at least 2 weeks

    • This is a very good idea

  • Cecilia: sometimes I face issue with google translation for items

  • Ghassa: Yes I face the same with Arabic seomties

  • Eden: it’s expected because Google tranlation doesn’t take context

  • Ghassan:

Test tranlation


@Ghassan Maslamani


Ghassan: Note that the translation will be what translator has translated to the cut branch, which is mid-April, we would need to do extra step if translation was during last month per say

Brain: This would be much simplier with OEP58



@Eden Huthmacher

  • We are moving to Wiki/Github board, the former agenda minutes and the latter for tasks

  • We will be having our meeting every third Wednesday of each Month


Comunnity event


@Eden Huthmacher

  • Next community meetup Jun 22, 2023


 Action items

Eden update calendar for meeting which third Wednesday of each mnth


  1. We are having our meeting as
  2. We are moving from Trello to wiki
  3. We more from Trello to github board