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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#7074 closed enhancement (fixed)

Proper i18n solution for "Files for direct translation"

Reported by: RanYanivHartstein Owned by: nbachiyski
Milestone: 2.6 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: I18N Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


The Codex page Files for Direct Translation lists all the core files that translators have to edit directly for a complete localization.

These are mostly error messages in files that load before gettext is initialized. Some of them are loaded before wp_config.php and therefore can't tell yet what the proper locale is. One gets loaded when wp_config.php is *missing*, so there is no way of knowing what the proper locale is (this is discussed in ticket #6132).

A system needs to be put in place to allow localizing these strings without editing core files, or at least of editing just one core file in a specific location. This should be independent of the gettext system. For e.g., a single file place in the root folder that sets these strings as variables to be used in the various other files that need them.

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mark-not-gettexted-strings.diff (7.3 KB) - added by nbachiyski 7 years ago.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 @nbachiyski7 years ago

  • Owner changed from anonymous to nbachiyski

comment:2 @nbachiyski7 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added
  • Milestone changed from 2.7 to 2.6

comment:3 @nbachiyski7 years ago

The patch above wraps strings, needing direct translation, in special comments.

Using the not-gettexted.php tool these strings can be extracted in POT files or replaced with translations from a MO file.

comment:4 @ryan7 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [8168]) Mark string that cannot be gettexted. Props nbachiyski. fixes #7074

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