The official language of Joomla is en-GB and yet the actual strings we use have been created, over 10 years, many by people who are not native en-GB speakers. Establish official style guidelines for writing en-GB strings. Ensure consistency throughout Joomla. Provide translation teams with an easy framework and guidelines to create their own style guides. The style guide is a living document that may be updated and added to over time as the need arises. The style guide will be maintained by native en-GB speakers.

Website
https://developer.joomla.org/en-gb-user-interface-text-guidelines.html
Department
Production
Parent Team
Documentation Team
Date Started
January 2015
Joomler Position Role Date Started
0623_hughds.jpg Hugh Douglas-Smith United Kingdom Team Leader Team Leader Apr 2017
e012_chris-davenport.png Chris Davenport United Kingdom Member Contributor Jan 2015
e47f_robert-g-mears.jpg Robert G Mears Canada Member Contributor Jan 2015
sandra-thevenet.02.13-2.jpg Sandra Thevenet Saint Martin (French part) Contributor JDocs liaison Apr 2017
Joomler Position Role Date Started Date Ended
brian-teeman.jpg Brian Teeman United Kingdom Team Leader Team Leader Jan 2015 Apr 2017
hils-cheyne.jpg Hils Cheyne United Kingdom Jan 2015 Jan 2015
baa4_tom-hutchison.png Tom Hutchison United States PLT Liaison Jan 2015 Nov 2015

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Any native en-GB speaker is welcome to join the group. No technical skills are required just the willingness to contribute.

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Move from github.io

By Brian Teeman on 2016-11-18 21:40 in en-GB User Interface Text Team

The web master team are rightly complaining we have too many domains. The repository for the Joomla! en-GB User Interface Text Guidelines was one of those as it lived in a github pages setup so that we could easiy allow people to submit pull requests and keep the document up to date and...

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Informal May Meeting

By Brian Teeman on 2016-05-10 08:55 in en-GB User Interface Text Team

Several issues were discussed during the recent code cleanup sprint in Manchester. We decided not to proceed any further with the idea to change the terminology for ACL and Viewing Levels as it is too big a change after all these years. Peter Martin suggested that we produce a guideline for...

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Publication of style guide

By Brian Teeman on 2015-08-26 12:46 in en-GB User Interface Text Team

The en-GB style guide has now been published and can be found at http://developer.joomla.org   Pull Requests etc since the last report standardise on folder - Merged PR Simplify text and Elminitate Redundancy for JLIB_RULES_SETTING_NOTES - Merged PR Batch Processing...

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Progress on Stage 2 of updates

By Brian Teeman on 2015-07-22 17:29 in en-GB User Interface Text Team

In the last few weeks we have made a lot of progress including (but not limited to) Remove Manager and standardise on Options - Merged PR Stop using the abbreviation admin - Merged PR replace click with select - Merged PR Show Hide - Merged PR standardise on folder - Pending PR Simplify...

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en-GB User Interface Text Working Group at J & Beyond

By Brian Teeman on 2015-06-11 00:00 in en-GB User Interface Text Team

During the J and Beyond Make it Happen session three of us continued the work updating and standardising the language strings. There were 20 issues identified during the session and pull requests have been issued (and committed) for most of them.  One issue identified was the archaic use of...

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Stage 1 completed

By Brian Teeman on 2015-02-04 17:10 in en-GB User Interface Text Team

Pleased to say that the stage 1 goal of the Working group have been completed with the final merge of the "big PR" Create Style Guide Update core en-GB files to use Style Guide We can now move on to finding a permanent home for the style guide and after the release of 3.4 a more detailed look...

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Week 1 en-GB User Interface Text Working Group

By Brian Teeman on 2015-01-07 22:30 in en-GB User Interface Text Team

The PLT approved the proposal to create the group. A style guide has been started and reviewed by the groups. A review of the strings has started and the first PR has been submitted. A list of issues to be addressed after the release of 3.4 has been started. A first draft of a proposal to...

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