[wp-hackers] no-code-duplication i18n for WordPress

Anirudh Sanjeev anirudh at anirudhsanjeev.org
Tue Mar 4 16:00:23 GMT 2008

I feel that having a system to allow plugin authors translating the
description is better. Can we have a system like this:

Plugin Name: Name Of The Plugin
Plugin URI: http://URI_Of_Page_Describing_Plugin_and_Updates
Description: A brief description of the plugin.
Version: The plugin's Version Number, e.g.: 1.0
Author: Name Of The Plugin Author
Author URI: http://URI_Of_The_Plugin_Author
Description-de: Description in german
Description-fr: Description in french

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 9:15 PM, Jennifer Hodgdon <yahgrp at poplarware.com>

> Just as a small note, on what Lionel sent out:
> > Plugin descriptions will have to be converted to being translated
> > with gettext, too. (Any volunteer to take care of that, code-wise?)
> There's already a bug report on this in Trac:
> http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3089
> All that's really needed is (a) a way to get the plugin description
> into the POT/PO/MO files, and then (b) a modification of the code in
> WP that displays descriptions, to run it through gettext using the
> appropriate catalog name. There are already suggestions/patches for
> (b) in that Trac report.
> The problem is (a), in my opinion. Getting plugin authors to use a new
> internationalization tool to add the description to their POT file
> will be a problem... many don't even bother to internationalize their
> plugins at in the first place, and others use some non-gettext scheme
> they thought of themselves...
> Regards,
>     Jennifer
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Anirudh Sanjeev
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