CIVICRM 5.67 Wordpress 6.4.2 Example: In membership renewal, payment section most occurences are replaced but "Check Number" is not. My question is: do I need to add replacements for the complete string such as "Check Number" with "Cheque Number" or is current situation a bug. This is not in anyway high priority

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    So... you're replacing strings like "System Status Check" with "System Status Cheque"?
    – Coleman
    Commented Jan 3 at 12:38
  • No that is the issue I can see. So question is what is best approach to get the result I want. "Check number" is incorrect but your example doesn't fall into that camp. What are the rules around context that I can follow
    – Ant Smith
    Commented Jan 3 at 13:14
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    Have you considered changing the site language to en_GB? See docs.civicrm.org/sysadmin/en/latest/upgrade/wordpress/…
    – Demerit
    Commented Jan 3 at 13:48
  • I am pretty certain that Wordpress and CIVICRM are set to be English (UK). That's what the settings panels in each tell me.
    – Ant Smith
    Commented Jan 4 at 14:08

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I can see in the en_GB translations it hasn't been translated yet: https://lab.civicrm.org/dev/translation/-/blob/b5f52d09f30de9ce51e90400fa4b524f1fc4a879/po/en_GB/common-base.po#L12313. (Well, technically it has been translated, but it was probably auto-filled from the en_US. If it hadn't been translated yet you'd see a blank for the msgstr.) The right way to do this is to update it in transifex: https://lab.civicrm.org/dev/translation/-/wikis/home#translate-civicrm, and then eventually it will get included in the civi translation files.

In the meantime you could try using en_AU which appears to have it translated: https://lab.civicrm.org/dev/translation/-/blob/b5f52d09f30de9ce51e90400fa4b524f1fc4a879/po/en_AU/common-base.po#L12304

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    Excellent answer, thanks. If the process is straightforward I will put down my compiler writing project and fix up some stuff. It isn't crucial that this is fixed now, I would prefer to invest in CIVICRM's future.
    – Ant Smith
    Commented Jan 5 at 9:39

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