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  • Hi everybody,

    I’m currently working on the localization of my wordpress theme Green Park 2 via gettext and POedit to make it available in the users native language.

    As I’m really into performance optimization and fast rendering, I did all to make the theme as fast as possible (while still customizable) like css-sprites, reduced http-requests, a minimum of SQL queries etc.

    Now I encountered that my theme in the localized version with __() and _e() is up to 3 times slower than the non-localized version (tested on one server with WP 2.7.1, same happens on a local installation)

    Is the “speed issue” a known problem for localized themes? I couldn’t find anything regarding this issue in the forum (hopefully I used the right search parameters…)

    Many thanks in advance!

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