[theme-reviewers] Multiple Translation Domains

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Fri Oct 12 17:57:43 UTC 2012

Is it even possible for a Theme to register two separate translation
textdomains? As far as I knew, it's not possible.

Nevertheless, I think this suggestion would only add unnecessary complexity
to Theme translation, while providing little benefit in return.


On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Sayontan Sinha <sayontan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> There was a recent discussion on the forum regarding the translation-ready
> tag and whether or not back-end translation was needed for the
> translation-ready tag.
> In this context I would like to ask if it is okay to include 2 translation
> domains for text. E.g. "my-theme" for texts visible on the front-end and
> "my-theme-admin" for texts visible on the back-end. Obviously, "my-theme"
> is a theme-specific unique slug. The purpose of this split would be to
> account for themes with many options in the back-end. My understanding is
> that a lot of folks rely on volunteers for translation, and from a
> developer's point of view this might help getting the work split up amongst
> contributors. From an end user's point of view this is still transparent
> since only the text domain is being changed.
> Only if a theme translates everything (i.e. both "my-theme" and
> "my-theme-admin" are fully translated) that the translation-ready tag gets
> included. That way the review requirement stands.
> Cheers,
> Sayontan.
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