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R users are a global bunch. Providing error messages in languages besides English can greatly improve the user experience (and debugging experience) of those using R who may not be English natives.
This tutorial aims to get package developers and other R community members started implementing foreign-language translations of R's messages (errors, warnings, verbose output, etc.) into a language of their choosing.
The standard tools for providing translations can be somewhat esoteric; in this tutorial, we'll go over some of the challenges presented by translations, the process for providing and/or updating translations to R itself, and finally introduce a package (`potools`) that will remove some of the frictions potential translators may face.
We especially encourage attendance from speakers of major world languages currently missing from the R translation data base, in particular Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, and Bahasa Indonesia.