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Thematic in Greek / Το Thematic στα ελληνικά

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  • Started 13 years ago by demetris
  • Latest reply from Chris
  • This topic is not a support question

    You can read about the translation (in Greek) here:

    Εξελληνισμός των WordPress 2.8 και Thematic 0.9

    And see the Greek Thematic live here:


    The translation was in general easy and a pleasure, but I run into a couple of problems:

    1. The string “Thematic Options” is not translatable.

    2. text-transform:uppercase is not appropriate for Greek (because its output violates the rules of Greek orthography). So, users of the Greek translation will have to use Thematic with a child theme, to override the text-transform rules of the parent.

    That’s all,


    Posted 13 years ago #
  2. It seems there is a way to deal with problem no. 2.

    I was reminded of it yesterday, thanks to a comment by Ryan Boren in the bugtracker:

    You can provide a PHP file along with the MO file, and it is loaded automatically and acts like a plugin. So, for example, for German the PHP file would be named:


    ... and for Greek:


    You can use this PHP file to add a stylesheet to the head or to do whatever you want, but I’m running into a small issue:

    The [locale].php file is loaded if it is in themes/thematic but NOT if it is in themes/thematic/library/languages

    Anyone knows anything about this?


    Posted 13 years ago #
  3. Hey Demetris,

    what happens, if we put the following code:

    $locale = get_locale();
    $locale_file = THEMELIB . "/languages/$locale.php";
    if ( is_readable($locale_file) )

    into Thematic's functions.php?



    Posted 13 years ago #
  4. You have a solution for everything! :-D It works!

    Now I have a couple more questions:

    1. What is the best way to get the CSS URL? Now I’m using template_url:

    function greek_typography() {
        $gs = get_bloginfo('template_url') . '/library/languages/el.css';
        wp_enqueue_style('greek_style', $gs, '', '', 'all');
    add_action('wp_head', 'greek_typography');

    2. I can ask in the bugtracker, if you want, to find out if there is a way to load [locale].php from a non-default location without using extra code.

    PS. You are free and welcome to add the Greek files to Thematic. (The reason I put them in my repository is that I find it easier to manage them this way.)

    Posted 13 years ago #
  5. Hey Demetris,

    .. solution is implemented in SVN revision 456
    .. Greek language files are implemented in SVN revision 457

    Try to use:

    $gs = THEMELIB . '/library/languages/el.css';

    Would be great if you could ask. I checked the core but haven't found anything else to define a non-default location.

    Cheers & Thanks for your help!!


    Posted 13 years ago #

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