The release of Countdown Timer v2.2 is just around the corner (May 15th at 18:00 GMT). In preparation, I released the PO files for translation last night and sent out an email to all the wonderful participants who’ve translated in the past. Here’s the basic jist of what’s going on:
I’ve updated the PO files and uploaded them to my website. All you should need to do is find the language that’d you like to translate and click on the link below. The page will load with the existing data filled in that has not changed. The blank fields represent data that has changed and needs to be updated.
Also, there are a couple of special fields you should be aware of: “translator_name” is for your name as you’d like it to appear in the credits within the plugin (if you want it displayed). “translator_url” is for the URL link that will be associated with you name (again, if you would like it included).
There are a handful of fields that go something like: %d years,
The %d is a place holder for an integer (such as 5 days,) and can be moved around if needed depending on the localization requirements.
Similarly, there is a %s ago and in %s. Where %s represents a string (in this case, the countdown). This allows the translation of “in” and “ago” to be put in its proper place depending on the localization.
I really hope all that makes sense. If it doesn’t, I’d be more then happy to answer any questions you have. If you’re unsure of the context of certain strings, you can also download the trunk version version at http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/countdown-timer.zip
Languages already (mostly) completed:
- Czech (cs_CS)
- German (de_DE)
- Spanish (es_ES)
- French (fr_FR)
- Dutch/Holland (nl_NL)
- Portuguese/Brazil (pt_BR)
- Swedish/Sweden (sv_SE)
- Turkish (tr_TR)
As always, if you’d like to add a new translation, you can start here: http://fergcorp.com/project/phPo/phPo.php?poFileName=afdn_countdownTimer.po
And stay tuned for the pending release on Thursday!