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Vuvuzela and some of its many meanings by Jimmy Baikovicius You've always been able to individually @mention your teammates in Gitter chat rooms, but today we're rolling out a new feature where you'll be able to @mention everyone in the room using @/all. In order to keep the noise down, in repo rooms we're only allowing contributors to use @/all. In org rooms, any user can use @/all to get the attention of their entire team.…

今日は

The amazing thing about our journey building Gitter is just how global our communities are. We're a fairly international team ourselves, comprised of two South Africans, an Englishman, a Brazilian and an Argentinian. You should hear the jokes when we walk into a bar... Japanese language rooms form our second largest non-English communities and we have started embarking on translating our app into Japanese. We've started on the front page and will gradually start moving all…

привет

Russian language rooms form our largest non-English communities and we have started embarking on translating our app into Russian. We've started on the front page and will gradually start moving all of the strings in the application over to externalised templates. It is very possible that some of the translations are a bit wrong. We used an agency to help us with this and it's possible they didn't quite understand a few things. You can help…

Maths geeks, take note

When most people see this cat, they think awwww cute. But some people think this: Imagine how frustrated they must be not being able to easily express themselves in chat rooms around the world. Well... now you can use LaTeX on Gitter by using the brilliant KaTeX library from the Khan Acadamy. The above expression would be represented as follows: $$\left(\int{-\infty}^\infty x^2 |f(x)|^2\,dx\right)\left(\int{-\infty}…

Attack of the vector badgers

We've updated our badges to include support for SVG format. This means they will display just beautifully on retina displays. Such pixels. The badge has also been tweaked a little so that people know to click on them to join the chat. Here's a sample of what the new badges look like. If you visit any public room on Gitter, just click the settings button and choose Share this chat room. Bonus: we vectorised the badger…