[wp-hackers] Non-gettexted string detection tools?

Nikola Nikolov nikolov.tmw at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 07:21:25 UTC 2013

What I feel like you're aiming for is parsing php files and finding any
un-translated strings in there.

The plugin that I regularly use in order to edit/create .po/.mo files -
http://wordpress.org/plugins/codestyling-localization/ - does something
similar, except for it only looks for translated strings. My recommendation
would be to take a look at it's code(more specifically the
"/includes/class.parser.php" file -
and try to adjust it to ignore any strings that have already been
translated and collect the ones that haven't.

I think that code is a good place to start and you can probably do that
with just a simple file in the beginning and then move on to series of
files in a plugin/theme.

Good luck with that and I'd like to know when you get it done :)


On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 3:32 AM, Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM, Shea Bunge <info at bungeshea.com> wrote:
> > You can try the Pig Latin <http://wordpress.org/plugins/piglatin/>
> plugin
> > that displays all translatable strings as Pig
> > Latin<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_Latin>.
> > This way, all untranslated strings stick out.
> >
> > Others might laugh, but this is pretty standard practice.
> Others prefer an encheferizer.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Chef#Computer_translations
> For something more jarring, try:
> $empty_string = function() { return ''; };
> foreach ( array( 'gettext', 'ngettext' ) as $filter ) {
>     add_filter( $filter, $empty_string );
>     add_filter( $filter . '_with_context', $empty_string );
> }
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