[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14972: Proposal: Pool of common strings for core, themes, and plugins

WordPress Trac wp-trac at lists.automattic.com
Tue Sep 28 21:32:16 UTC 2010

#14972: Proposal:  Pool of common strings for core, themes, and plugins
 Reporter:  demetris      |       Owner:                 
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new            
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  i18n          |     Version:  3.1            
 Severity:  normal        |    Keywords:  dev-feedback   

Comment(by demetris):


 Thank you for your comments!

 The amount of strings I have in mind for ''strings-common.php'' is not
 that large.  I was thinking about maybe 100–200 stable strings from core
 added to the common pool within the first few months, and at most 50–60
 non-core strings added within the first year, depending on feedback from
 plugin/theme authors and translators, and on stats from the two repos.

 (The text of my proposal or the file I attached may give the impression
 that I am talking about larger numbers, but the attached file includes
 only a few no-brainers, along with lots of candidates, some strong and
 some weak.)

 Now, 100—200 core strings added to the proposed common pool may not be
 impressive, but, considering that I was able to make a theme whose 70 out
 of 100 strings were core strings, it would be a great help.  If I knew
 that there are even 100 core strings designated for common use and not
 liable to change, I would start using this method right now.

 About getting stats from the repos, I agree with you.  They would be very
 useful.  Even more so if we want to start adding non-core strings to a
 common pool.

 I would do that myself, but my skills at text search and retrieval are
 below elementary.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14972#comment:6>
WordPress Trac <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/>
WordPress blogging software

More information about the wp-trac mailing list