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Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#45473 new defect (bug)

Twenty Nineteen: Avoid html code in translatable strings

Reported by: Presskopp Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Bundled Theme Keywords: has-patch 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


As always only the translatable part should appear for translators to avoid issues.

I came across this one:

<span class="meta-nav">Published in</span><br><span class="post-title">%title</span>

Attachments (1)

45473.patch (1.4 KB) - added by mukesh27 15 months ago.

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Change History (14)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
15 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.0.1

#3 @pento
15 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.0.1 to 5.0.2

15 months ago


#4 @mukesh27
15 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-themes by kjell. View the logs.

15 months ago

#6 @pento
15 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.0.2 to 5.0.3

#7 @laurelfulford
14 months ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

Thanks for the report, @Presskopp!

It looks like there's been quite a bit of discussion about the best approach for this issue, shared in Twenty Nineteen GitHub repo, on top of https://github.com/WordPress/twentynineteen/issues/725 shared above:

@kjellr or @allancole -- I'm definitely not up to date where this ended up in Twenty Nineteen. Is there a particular direction that was decided on for HTML in strings marked for translation? From my read it sounds like it may make sense to keep the HTML in some cases, but I could be wrong!

#8 @laurelfulford
14 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.0.3 to 5.1

It seems like this one could be a bit too involved for 5.0.3, so punting to 5.1.

#9 @kjellr
14 months ago

From my read it sounds like it may make sense to keep the HTML in some cases, but I could be wrong!

That's my understanding here too, but I'd defer to the i18n experts.

Regarding @mukesh27's patch above, @grapplerulrich noted that this may not work because some languages may need to have this string rearranged to say "Title published in".

Last edited 14 months ago by kjellr (previous) (diff)

#10 @laurelfulford
13 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.1 to 5.2

Punting this issue for now, as we figure out exactly what strings need to be updated.

#11 @SergeyBiryukov
12 months ago

Just noting the string in question is not much different from similar "Published in" strings in Twenty Fourteen, Fifteen, and Sixteen, so the issue is not unique to Twenty Nineteen.

#12 @desrosj
11 months ago

This still needs work and has not been touched since being punted to 5.2. Moving to Future Release until someone is able to work on this.

#13 @desrosj
11 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.2 to Future Release
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