[wp-hackers] Improving Plugin (and Theme) metadata

Andy Skelton skeltoac at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 20:42:26 GMT 2008

On Jan 24, 2008 5:20 PM, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
> When creating a gettext po file, we search the source for __() and
> _e() and extract the strings within them.  Strings meant for
> translation must be within __() or _e() somewhere in the source.  If a
> plugin's files don't do __() or _e() on the metadata strings, those
> strings won't be available for translation lookups.

We should have a more flexible po creation script so that we can parse
meta comments, providing the feature we want (localized meta) while
keeping annoyance to 3rd-party devs at a minimum (zero).

Is our po creation script not open source? ;-)


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