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So I know that _x() and it's wrappers allow a developer to specify the context of a translated string. I'm pretty clear on "how" to use this function as well as "why" it should be used. I am wondering how this function is helpful to people who perform translations. Poedit does not seem to treat it any differently. Does use of this function aid in translation? Is there a way for translators to somehow see the context during the translation process?

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When using other translation tools (other then poedit) like GlotPress you can see the context in which the string for translation is called upon.

  • Haven't tried GlotPress yet. Maybe it's time to give it a go :) Thanks for the tip! – mfields Jun 21 '11 at 22:45
  • Its something i myself just picked up two months ago at the Israeli WordPress Translators convention. – Bainternet Jun 21 '11 at 23:27
  • Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I try to learn as much about i18n as possible. I have the handicap of only speaking one language and I'm pretty horrible at that actually :) – mfields Jun 22 '11 at 14:29
  • Well its better to know one language form a-z then to know 5 languages from a-g (like me). – Bainternet Jun 22 '11 at 15:31

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