[wp-polyglots] Issue with curly quotes.
mail at waclawjacek.com
Thu Aug 13 16:03:42 UTC 2009
Xavier Borderie pisze:
> I'd much rather have a complete and correct translation, and have WP
> do all the tedious regexp work, rather than leave these fields
> untranslated and have to work out the regexp-magic to make it happen
> To me this is a WP bug, and as such it should be corrected.
> 2009/8/13 Wacław Jacek <mail at waclawjacek.com>:
>> Xavier Borderie pisze:
>>> Since 2.8, we translators can adapt the curly quotes to the local
>>> usage. This is great, but there seems to be an issue in some case.
>>> In fr_FR, we applied the necessary entities in order to respect French
>>> typographical rules: there has to be a space between the quote word
>>> and the quote.
>>> #. translators: opening curly quote
>>> #: wp-includes/formatting.php:37
>>> msgctxt "opening curly quote"
>>> msgid "“"
>>> msgstr "« "
>>> #. translators: closing curly quote
>>> #: wp-includes/formatting.php:39
>>> msgctxt "closing curly quote"
>>> msgid "”"
>>> msgstr " »"
>>> It works great... except when the quoted section combines these two facts:
>>> - it also serves entirely as (or ends with) a link ;
>>> - it is immediately followed by punctuation.
>>> Here is a sample post on my trunk test-blog (2.9-rare, with latest 2.8
>>> I'm guessing I should file a ticket in Trac for this bug, but maybe
>>> it's not actually a bug, so if anyone here knows better...
>> This is just a wild proposition and I doubt it will be implemented, but one
>> idea is to keep the regular quotation marks (' " ') in the translation files
>> and then have a separate file parse them (i.e. eg. make them into curly
>> quotes using a regexp).
>> W. J.
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The point is to avoid the use of “ and ”, so translators
could simply use the " symbol instead, and a script would parse that to
a "start" and "end" string of their choice, i.e. "some text" would be
replaced with [starting " replacement]some text[ending " replacement],
but that could just be me wanting to automate everything possible. It
might be worth considering, though.
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