Introducing our next speaker for WordCamp Mumbai 2017 – Makarand Mane.
In this session Makarand would like to help language translators understand common mistakes happening while translating WordPress into any Indian language.
Previously Makarand attended Global translation Day first and Global translation Day second. On the occasion of Global translation Day First he gathered people & started to contribute into polyglot community and gave efforts to make Marathi translation 100%.
On Global translation Day 2 many new contributors contributing to Marathi localisation and Makarand was working as GTE, he saw few common mistakes new translators doing. GTE can reject strings but can’t explain reason to reject. There was many suggestion coming for one single string, so rejection ratio was high. Efforts of new contributors was wasted. Some translation approved by GTE’s which still needs improvement. So final translated product is not that much perfect to be used by end user.
Makarand also collected data from GTE of other languages and he found few common mistakes which every translator does. Now WordPress is available in 4 Indian languages, but popular plugins and themes are still not translated. He will explain how to avoid these common mistakes to reduce efforts and make better translation.
About Makarand Mane
Makarand is a full-time freelancer & WordPress enthusiast, earning his bread and butter using only WordPress from last 6 years. He serves his clients through his personal website makarandmane.com.
Makarand says he learnt PHP, MySQL, CSS and jQuery after he started working on WordPress.
After creating second project in WordPress, he felt in love with it in 2011 and since then he never touched Joomla again.
Makarand is General translation editor for Marathi language and active in the polyglot community.
He also conducts programming workshops in colleges on PHP and WordPress.
Outside of WordPress, he loves traveling visiting new places, trying new things and spiritual practice. He boosts his energy by doing yoga & meditation and helps others to do by teaching it.
You can follow him on Twitter @mkrndmane.