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  • Resolved talgalili


    Hello 🙂

    I am trying to translate a Theme to the Hebrew languege.

    I am having a trouble when changing the manues – instead of getting hebrew – I am getting jibrish (some chinese skribles instead of hebrew fonts).

    Any leads on how to fix that ?!

    10x in advance,

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  • I checked out WordPress in Your Language, in the Codex. Apparently, there’s a Hebrew translation of WordPress already done. It’s here. I couldn’t tell you if that’s true, since the page is in Hebrew, but I could make out that the title is “WordPress in Hebrew”. I also see the numbers 2.0.2 in English, which leads me to believe that it’s the latest version.

    There’s a link to the same page (Ran Yaniv Hartstein blog) for the Kubrick theme in Hebrew.

    Sounds like you might save some work if you started with a Hebrew version of WordPress with a Hebrew theme.

    talgalili: I’d guess you didn’t change the file encoding? Although WordPress by default uses UTF-8, some theme authors don’t do that, and save their theme files in, say, ISO-8859-1 (latin1) encoding.

    If that’s the case, you’ll need to remember to save the translated files in UTF-8 (without BOM, remember), otherwise your non-latin characters will come out funny.

    I usually make sure all files in all the themes I localize get converted to UTF-8.

    There is a wealth of info here:
    and in this thread:

    Thank you Very Much – you have solved my problam !

    About th hebrew translation – There are indeed several Themes translated on that site. and also some tips. But unfortunetly – the comunity there is very very small – So while getting my usefull replies here in less then a few hours.
    On that forum – It would take me a few days (in the good case)

    Thanks for the thread – it is interesting.

    With many regards to you all,

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