[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32050: Better placement / management of language files

WordPress Trac noreply at wordpress.org
Wed Apr 22 10:53:37 UTC 2015

#32050: Better placement / management of language files
 Reporter:  Avantart         |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  I18N             |     Version:  4.1.1
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                   |     Focuses:

Comment (by johnbillion):

 @Avantart It does nobody any good to call things stupid or go off on a
 rant. Please calm down a little.

 There are several options available to you as above. Bear in mind that
 translations for core do change as improvements are made, so it makes
 sense that they would be overwritten during an update. Editing a core
 translation file is the same as editing a core PHP file; you should expect
 that it will get overwritten during an update.

 The reason translations get updated during a plugin or theme update (and
 not just during a core update) is so that translations can be updated with
 a much greater frequency than they would be if they were only ever updated
 when core itself was updated. This helps us deliver accurate translations
 much more quickly.

 As Marko has pointed out, if you think the German translation isn't
 suitable then we would '''really''' love for you to contribute your
 improved translation to the official version on translate.wordpress.org.
 That way, your improvements will benefit everyone who uses the German
 translation on their site, and not just your client.

 If your client's translations aren't appropriate for WordPress core, then
 a much better way to override the translation is via the method linked to
 by Marko.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32050#comment:4>
WordPress Trac <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/>
WordPress publishing platform

More information about the wp-trac mailing list