Drupal 8 core is more multilingual than Drupal 7 with all of contrib

Almost a thousand people participated in the issues around improving multilingual features and APIs in Drupal 8 for the past three years. There are almost a thousand issues, most of which are resolved in this initiative as of this submission, making Drupal 8 a truly outstanding release for everybody looking to create even single language non-English sites but especially those making multilingual sites. Although there will surely be contributed modules useful to round out multilingual sites in Drupal 8, there is support for way more than there was in Drupal 7 core and even if you add in all available contributed modules - and with less code and more unified approaches.

This session aims to show you around all the great improvements and give tips as to how to best utilise the new solutions. We will also talk about where contributed modules will still be needed.

The ideal attendee at this session has some experience in Drupal 6 or 7 multilingual site building, however those who have no experience in foreign/multilingual site building will also get a lot out of it.

Want to be involved in this project? See http://hojtsy.hu/multilingual-drupal8 for an article series on the details on what we accomplished. http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/ is our initiative home and we have meetings every other week to discuss and move current efforts forward. We'll also have sprints on all days of NYC Camp. Look for sprint information on the website.

Status: 
Accepted
Experience level: 
Intermediate
Session Type: 
Presentation
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