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

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Fri Feb 8 20:45:47 GMT 2008

On Fri, Feb 8, 2008 at 12:42 PM, Andy Skelton <skeltoac at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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? ;-)


Shhh, don't tell anyone.

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