[wp-hackers] Plugins and themes localization

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Wed Nov 18 01:29:30 UTC 2009

I wonder if this should be added as a plugin header?

Name: My Plugin
Author: Me
Localizations: en_US fr_FR

...where the first in that list is always the "native" language of the un-translated plugin.

However it's done, +1 for standardizing a way to label plugins as localized or at least "localization ready".


Stephen Rider

On Nov 17, 2009, at 8:38 AM, Cátia Kitahara wrote:

> It made me think about an idea I had once: to add to the plugins/themes
> directory the information wether a plugin/theme is internationalized or not
> and if so, in which languages it's available.
> I brought this conversation to the polyglots list (this thread here:
> http://lists.automattic.com/pipermail/wp-polyglots/2009-November/003806.html)
> and Zé suggested me that the best way of doing that would be adding those
> informations to the plugin/theme readme.txt files so it could be easily
> displayed at the FYI box. He also suggested me to have this discussion here.
> So, is this possible? It would be very useful for non-english speakers, and
> I think if people starts seeing this as an important feature of their
> plugins/themes, maybe more people would internationalize their
> plugins/themes making our lives easier. ;)

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