Creativity in translation | Just Robert
Translating for WordPress themes and plugins is a repetitive work for most of the time. Filled with technical words and jargon, only a minority of the texts requires quite a bit of creativity. One of the most infamous strings in WordPress would be 'Cheatin' uh?'. This string was a general catch-all error message. For many years, many WordPress users would have seen the screen without any useful context to it. Why did the action fail? Was it a plugin, or was it a permission setting? No one knew. Some deemed it as insulting for various reasons. As taken from WP Tavern. There were a couple of Trac ´╗┐tickets´╗┐ filed over this phrase so that it can be removed from WordPress core. The last of 'Cheatin' uh?' was weeded out in 4.9.5. You can still see this in the Jetpack plugin though. While going through Gutenberg plugin's new strings for Simplified Chinese translations, I stumbled upon a phrase that would seemingly make no sense... A block for haiku? Why not? Blocks for all the