Accessing to transform operation status string from Python


I want to output the following status string in my custom widget using Python API.


(F.ex. this string appears when you press G to toggle translation operation).

Digging into the Blender source I found several functions, namely initShear, initTranslation, initRotation and etc. Besides implementing actual operation these functions also print the string I need into a passed ScrArea.

For example, applyShear prints the needed string in function local variable and then outputs the string into passed TransInfo *t -> area via ED_area_status_text.

Is it ever possible to somehow access the ScrArea *area so I can output the status string into my own widget? Or maybe there is another way to get the string?