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load_default_textdomain() WP 1.5.0

Load default translated strings based on locale.

Loads the .mo file in WP_LANG_DIR constant path from WordPress root. The translated (.mo) file is named based on the locale.

  • See: load_textdomain()

No Hooks.

Return

true/false. Whether the textdomain was loaded.

Usage

load_default_textdomain( $locale );
$locale(string)
Locale to load.
Default: value of get_locale()

Code of load default textdomain: wp-includes/l10n.php VER 5.0.3

<?php
function load_default_textdomain( $locale = null ) {
	if ( null === $locale ) {
		$locale = determine_locale();
	}

	// Unload previously loaded strings so we can switch translations.
	unload_textdomain( 'default' );

	$return = load_textdomain( 'default', WP_LANG_DIR . "/$locale.mo" );

	if ( ( is_multisite() || ( defined( 'WP_INSTALLING_NETWORK' ) && WP_INSTALLING_NETWORK ) ) && ! file_exists(  WP_LANG_DIR . "/admin-$locale.mo" ) ) {
		load_textdomain( 'default', WP_LANG_DIR . "/ms-$locale.mo" );
		return $return;
	}

	if ( is_admin() || wp_installing() || ( defined( 'WP_REPAIRING' ) && WP_REPAIRING ) ) {
		load_textdomain( 'default', WP_LANG_DIR . "/admin-$locale.mo" );
	}

	if ( is_network_admin() || ( defined( 'WP_INSTALLING_NETWORK' ) && WP_INSTALLING_NETWORK ) )
		load_textdomain( 'default', WP_LANG_DIR . "/admin-network-$locale.mo" );

	return $return;
}