[theme-reviewers] Internationalization of Child Themes

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 18:26:16 UTC 2012

I would fully expect the Parent-Theme's translated text to work correctly
in my example (I have not tested it either), but as a "best practice" I
would think consistency in how text is translated (i.e.: all Child-Theme
text strings are translated under the Child-Theme's textdomain) is more the
key than minimizing the strings a translator has to address.

I would also expect it to be less maintenance (although likely very minimal
in impact) if the Child-Theme author used the Child-Theme's textdomain


On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 9:17 AM, Edward Caissie
> <edward.caissie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Maybe add a bit of emphasis to the last paragraph on changing the
> textdomain
> > to the Child-Theme when the template is copied from the Parent-Theme. In
> > some cases the only difference between the templates could be structure
> or
> > additional functionality; and in these cases, the text strings may not
> > necessarily be altered, therefore the Parent-Theme translations should be
> > correct but changing to the Child-Theme textdomain would still be more
> > "best-practice" correct thus the suggested emphasis.
> I'm not 100% on that anyway though. If the text isn't changed, then
> the translation should work correctly from the parent's translation.
> But if you change the domain, the text would no longer translate.
> I haven't tested this, not sure of best practice here.
> -Otto
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