Developer take care of the…

Developer take care of the translators!

Yes, I am a developer and translator and I see a bad behaviour that it is easy to fix and can help the translation of your plugin from the community.

First rule: No automatic translation! As I already said on the last WP Translation Day the English language is not very good for translation and it is easy to spot when they are automatic. The communities have a glossary and rules that the automatic translator doesn’t follow. So the PTE has to check every string that usually is rejected and that time could be used to approve beautiful translations.

Second Rule: Why put your name as developer and links of your website or of the plugin site under the __(),_e() etc? GlotPress detect them and ask to translator to translate! It’s useless!

Do you have any other rules for the developers that need to be followed to improve the life of a translator?