Understanding Internationalizatio­n & Localization - July/2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:30 PM Launch Café

Talk by Camilo Sperberg

Your site works as a train. It is perfect and it works for your main audience until your boss shows up at your desk and wants you to make some "small" changes in order to launch the site in Saudi Arabia. Suddenly, hell breaks loose: you realize that your perfect working site doesn't offer proper UTF-8 support, and neither does it support proper date or currency formatting. As a child, your mother never informed you that there are people out there with names such as "Bølla Cañiupán" (or even no names). Even worse: 5 years ago nobody thought that the site would be that successful so nobody cared to even include basic translation support. Suddenly your site becomes a derailing train before you even notice it. Our next stop? Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Internationalization.

This talk will introduce you to take into account several tips and tricks regarding not only internalization, but also localization, ranging from collation and charset usage in MySQL to some handy datetime functions in PHP. We will also be reviewing some translations quirks, not to forget plural forms, semantics and number/currency formatting. Emailing people with their Kanji name will also be a lot easier than you would think.

Camilo Sperberg

Camilo started developing professionaly in PHP in 1996, while he was living in the distant land of Chili. After a few years of studying and developing the basics, he decided to turn pro and prepared himself to become a Zend Certified Engineer, certificate he achieved in april 2011.
After a while, he moved back to his homeland and became more and more involved into the open source community until the year 2013, where he began giving talks in order to share everything he had learned and accomplished in the past few years.

His main obsessions in the coding area consists of those that deal with automation, compatibility and standards. Besides, Camilo is continuously studying and learning new things that appear in the web development scene, implementing new solutions, testing and evaluating constantly whether those solutions could work (for the best) in the business field. As a healthy way to contribute back, he constantly tries to speak in conferences and user group meetings, sharing the findings in an objective way with the audience.

What Time

19:30 - 20:00 Welcome drinks

20:00 - 21:00 Talk and questions

21:00  Raffle PHP Storm, something from PHP Conference

21:00 -?????: Share your ideas for future presentations, events and activities, also, socialise, drink beer and have fun :)

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