[wp-hackers] Translating to a different language than the one installed

David Anderson david at wordshell.net
Sat Dec 21 10:41:22 UTC 2013


I'm currently working on a plugin that sends back an informational 
message to a remote (WP) site.

The remote site's language might not be the same language as the remote 

So, it seems that I need to locally translate the string to a different 
language than the one installed.

Alternatively, that might be the wrong solution; perhaps the translation 
should be done on the remote site, instead (so, the remote site would 
maintain a list of message codes, to be translated to strings).

Anyone got experience of this? If I did decide to try to translate 
locally, then is that even possible without gross hacks? (I think that 
translating on the local side might be preferable, because on the remote 
side, it's going to be plugins that developers build themselves using a 
toolkit I supply them, and I want to minimise the amount of work they 
have to do - though, I suppose, my 'toolkit' could have its own text 
domain and keep its translations separate, so that the developer won't 
have to fiddle with anything there).

Thanks for any insights!

Best wishes,

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