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Localization of WordPress themes

Egyptian HieroglyphicsWordPress theme files should have the translatable interface terms (or, “messages”) “getexted” in the theme files. This process of “Internationalization” (i18n) facilitates “Localization” (l10n) of the theme, to wit, translation of your blog interface into your own language, if it happens to be other than English, which is the default language of WordPress.

Though WordPress core files are gettexted fully and a .pot file is being generated for each version which are made available available for download, unfortunately many WordPress themes including those listed in the WordPress “Extend” repository do not have the theme files gettexted.

This becomes a big handicap for non-English users of WordPress, who are really sizable.
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