[theme-reviewers] Theme text domain and function name prefix

Srikanth Koneru tskk79 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 17:22:54 UTC 2013

Yes, that would be very convenient for Non English WP users.

On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Srikanth Koneru <tskk79 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Yes, they all use same code base and I am switching them all to _s
> > Otto said text domain can't be same but I have no idea why tough.
> > I will be providing English pot/po/mo files in the theme so translators
> > don't even have to look into template files. Even then text domain can't
> be
> > same?
> The text domain needs to be unique amongst all text domains in
> existence, so that we can (in the future) support language packs
> properly.
> In other words, it kinda sucks that you as a theme author need to both
> manage and distribute those pomo files. Wouldn't it be nice if the
> user could automatically download them for all their
> plugins/themes/etc just by choosing a language in WordPress itself? I
> think so. So does core: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18200
> To do this well and easily, two things need to be the case:
> 1. Unique text domains
> 2. Hard coded text domains (not using defines or variables or what have
> you).
> No set timeframe on this, but it would be nice if things were in place
> for if/when it happens.
> -Otto
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