Making software for a global audience is hard. This talk will show you the issues you will come across as you localise your software and which Python libraries provide the solutions.
Your software has become successful beyond your wildest dreams. Every single person in your country uses it. The only avenue for growth is the people who don’t live in your country. It’s time to:
- work out where your users are,
- hire some translators,
- reformat your dates, times, and numbers,
- accept more currencies,
- make sure your designs look good when read right to left,
- and many other tasks big and small.
If you don’t know how to do any of that - or didn’t know those tasks needed doing - don’t worry. I’m here to walk you through the issues and tell you about the solutions.
Watch 'Think Globally; Internationalise Locally' on PyCon AU's YouTube account
Peter is a software developer at Expedia Australia. He has been writing software professionally for 15 years and in that time has written software that allowed people with vision impairments to vote secretly, ensured a steady supply of croissants, and sent people places with chainsaws, among many other projects. His professional experience is mostly with Java and he prefers Python for personal projects.