[Resolved] Placeholder text in search not translated (Possible bug?)

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  • #311393
    Andy Brunner

    I am new to debugging a theme problem but I think I found a glitch in “searchform.php”.

    The placeholder string “Search …” does not get replaced even if it seems to be correctly translated. My german site still shows “Search …”.

    The same is true if the search does not find anything. The page still shows “Sorry, but nothing matched your search terms. Please try again with some different keywords.”

    The theme and the plugin are up to date.

    Thank you for your supoort.

    Andy Brunner

    #311572
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hmm that’s strange – all of the translations are handled by WordPress.org.

    Any custom functions/template files on the site?

    #311639
    Andy Brunner

    I just found the cause of the problem.

    In WordPress, there are the languages “German” (for Germany) and “German (Swiss)” for the german speaking part of Switzerland. They correspond to “DE” and “DE_CH”. The missing translation only occurs for “German (Swiss)”. For this website, I changed to “Germany” and everything is fine now.

    I will check, if I can fix this in WordPress itself.

    Thank you for your Support.

    Andy Brunner

    #311803
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Ah, right! Yes, those specific languages would need to hit 96% completed on WP.org in order to work on your site.

    Let me know if you suggest any translations and I’ll request you become an editor so you can approve them 🙂

    Thanks!

    #311872
    Andy Brunner

    I checked the translation of the locale de_CH and could not find any error.

    But I am now signed-in to the WordPress Slack space and will try to find a solution with the team responsible for de_CH.

    Thanks

    #311977
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    The translation will only ship once it reaches 96% complete, which is likely why it’s not working.

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