[wp-hackers] Plugins and themes localization

Beau Lebens beau at dentedreality.com.au
Tue Nov 17 15:31:42 UTC 2009

This sounds like a great idea, and definitely would make sense to add
into the readme.txt. It could be as simple as:

Locales: en_AU, pt_BR, ca_ES, fr_FR

Then if that tag was part of the file, we could mark the plugin as
localized, and list the languages it's available in. If it's *not*
present, we could mark it as such, and provide a link to the Codex to
get the plugin author started:

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Ade Walker <photofantaisie at gmail.com> wrote:
> +1 from me. Great idea.
> 2009/11/17 Cátia Kitahara <contato at catiakitahara.com.br>
>> Hi guys,
>> My first time here, so my name is Cátia, I'm from the Brazilian WordPress
>> Community and I'm responsible for the Brazilian translation team.
>> Recently somebody asked me if there is a repository for plugins/themes
>> localizations.
>> 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. ;)
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> Cátia Kitahara
>> www.catiakitahara.com.br
>> www.airuma.com.br
>> www.wordpress-br.com
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