We have a site that has been designed with a new theme for each language and each language on a different URL.
It's not how I would have built it but we have to "run what you brung".
The problem I have is deploying static content takes hours as it does every language (12) for each theme (18? Some themes are for dual language countries like China in Chinese and English) plus the base themes like Luma and Blank.
I know once the initial compile is done I can target re-deployments with
-l but I am wondering if I can do a full compile but specify "only compile this theme in this language and this theme in this language"
Edit for clarity To be 100% clear, I am well versed in the Magento CLI and how to select different languages and restrict to different theme's and areas, how to exclude themes etc.
I am looking specifically to see if there's a way to issue a deploy command that deploys each theme but only in the languages they are designed for, not all the languages declared as available.
As per above, 12 langs and 18 themes causes 216 deployments (plus base themes!) and takes a long time. In fact, the language to theme map means we only need to compile about 20-30 of these combinations as the other languages are useless in the context of all but the specific theme designed for them...
I am also well aware that this site is not correctly structured and that is the root cause for this SNAFU, that a base theme should be used with internationalization to provide translation and sub-themes for lang specific layouts and blocks, but I'm not working on my own creation but rather deploying changes to an existing production environment, so I can't really rebuild it all from scratch (much as I'd like to!)
PS> Thanks for the grammar check @Evince, typing too quick again!