Web Publishing for All! Introducing Community Translator Tools

Web Publishing for All! Introducing Community Translator Tools


That’s great!
But probably will mean lots of work for the translation team…

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Publishing tools for everyone

Roughly half of the content and traffic on the internet is in English1, yet English is the mother tongue of only about a quarter of internet users2, and less than 5% of the world’s population.3 We believe that WordPress.com should be for everyone, not just English speakers — it’s why we already serve WordPress in 131 languages — but we want to make it even more accessible.4

To keep so many languages up to date we need to make it radically easier for non-English speaking communities to help with translation. We’re proud to announce our latest step in that direction: the Community Translator.

Introducing: built-in translation

Here’s how it works: enable the tool in your blog’s settings. Then, when you activate the Community Translator, words in need of translation will be highlighted in green. You’ll be able to right-click on them, enter your new…

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No one will be there to give you permission to act. To try. To succeed. And to fail. No one will take you by the hand and say, “Now it’s time. You’re ready.” No one will be so sure to say, “Don’t worry, you won’t fail.” No one will lay their hand on yours as you click that submit button, as you fill out that form, as you sign up for that chance, as you raise your hand.

You can be surrounded by a loving family and supportive friends, but ultimately that conviction has to come from within you. So give it a chance. No, not just that. PUSH IT.
Sara Rosso

But by staying silent, the dissonance between the positive outlook I try to maintain and project, and my lived experiences of the past four years, has been weighing more heavily on me. And the impression that friends have of my glamorous career, when I report that I’m speaking at another conference in another country, feels increasingly inauthentic. Pretending everything is great doesn’t help me or the industry. So I’m starting to carefully look for ways to be honest about this. It’s hard.
Kathryn Rotondo

Government Surveillance Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

I came to know about this half-an-hour long journalistic report over the  America’s sweeping surveillance programs by John Oliver. He managed to meet with Edward Snowden in person to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics.

The tone of the entire piece tries to be entertaining, but underneath of it one can feel the urgency to discuss this topic, get and informed opinion and take a decision. Which will undoubtedly present failings, but will be a conscious one… and one that could be debated again and again under the light of the Sun.

One final note. Being an european citizen I do care about my right to privacy, and I think our politicians and military figures will have to consider the rights of every human being and not ones who simply are born or live behind an imaginary fence…