Welcome to the official blog of the translator team for the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project. This is where we discuss all things related to translating WordPress. Follow our progress for general updates, status reports, and debates.
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You can help translate WordPress to your language by logging in to the translation platform with your WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ account and suggesting translations (more details).
We have meetings every week on SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. in #polyglots (the schedule is on the sidebarSidebarA sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. of this page). You are also welcome to ask questions on the same channel at any time!
The repositoryWordPress Localization RepositoryThe WordPress Localization Repository at https://i18n.svn.wordpress.org/ is a Subversion repository where official WordPress translations are maintained. See Working with the Translation Repository for details. is used to store the source strings of WordPress core and the translations of plugins, themes and WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. Some localesLocaleLocale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/ are also using it to customize WordPress core like adding a translated readme file or a translated sample config file.
For new locales, we do not recommend making custom modifications and therefore no longer provide SVNSVNApache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the wordpress.org released code are all centrally managed through SVN. https://subversion.apache.org/. access by default.
All localizations should have at least a UTF-8 version, but may optionally add versions in other character encodings popular for that localeLocaleLocale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/.
Current PHPPHPPHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. versions don’t support Byte Order Markers (BOMs), so be sure the UTF-8 encoded files you contribute do not have them.
With a few exceptions (noted below), all translations should be written literally, rather than escaping accented and special characters with HTMLHTMLHTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. character entities.
Some characters must be escaped to avoid conflict with XHTML markup: angle brackets (</> – < and >), and ampersands (& – &). In addition, there are a few other characters better used escaped, such as non-breaking spaces ( ), angle quotes («/» – « and »), curly apostrophes (’ – ’) and curly quotes (“/” – “ / ”).
For more information about the W3CW3CThe World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.https://www.w3.org/.’s best practices involving character encodings and character entities, see the following references:
Within each locale’s directory are the regular SubversionSVNApache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the wordpress.org released code are all centrally managed through SVN. https://subversion.apache.org/. versioning directories: branches/, tags/, and trunk/. No other directories are allowed.
It’s recommended to keep the tags/ directory empty and only use branches/ and trunk/.
Inside the appropriate versioning directory are the following subdirectories:
If the locale has only a UTF-8 translation of the files, the dist/ directory may be populated with them directly, and the structure within dist should mirror the structure of the WordPress root directory:
Any customizations must be kept up to date with the original source. For example a requirements change in readme.html needs to be documented in your translated version as well.
It’s required that any by default included plugins is also hosted on the WordPress PluginPluginA plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Directory and must be compatible with the latest stable WordPress release. Otherwise the plugin must not be bundled with the localized release.