At the User interface translation page (
/admin/config/regional/translate) the SOURCE STRING list seems to be ordered by creation date/time (it is for strings I add). Is there a "good" (non-hackish) way to change the order to alphabetical? I haven't found anything in the interface.
For those who wonder why I want this, I use interface translation in an unconventional way. Instead of putting literals like
t("Choose your options") in my code, I put in a key like t('rsc-string-choose-options') [rsc is the name of my custom module]. Then as the translation, I put in "Choose your options". This allows me to use "keys" for all strings (literals, messages, titles, email body text, etc.). It's easy to look up my keys because they all begin with 'rsc-' followed by 'string', 'message', 'email', etc. depending on usage. Doing this provide a nice interface for editors to go in and change the text of the strings, since they can look them up either by translation or by key. I also wrote a nice utility that allows me to add, remove, rename, and test keys (i.e. translation strings). It's working very well, but it would make review much easier if the source strings were alphabetical.