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Internationalisation in the Age of Gutenberg

by Pascal Birchler

Published April 15, 2018 in Technology

As software engineers and designers we need to make sure that our solutions can be used by as many people as possible. One important factor for this is internationalisation.

With tools and best practices rapidly changing, and new solutions like Gutenberg emerging, it’s time to look at how to properly internationalise and localise modern web applications.

In this presentation, I’m going to explain the concept behind internationalisation, localisation, and why we need to do more than just “making things translatable”.

I will highlight existing tools, interfaces, and best practices to get internationalisation right in the UIs we create and the code we write, no matter if it’s PHP, HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.”

For example, if you want to create a fully internationalised WordPress plugin, including a Gutenberg block, this talk is for you.