[Mageia-dev] [1162] Fix PO-files to satisfy msgfmt

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Sat May 7 14:24:21 CEST 2011

On 7 May 2011 12:43, Michael scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
>> > Log Message
>> >
>> > Fix PO-files to satisfy msgfmt
>> This shows that transiflex isn't an all magic tool and that
>> translators still need to understand
>> how gettext work...
>> It hides SVN though.
> To be fair, the file were not generated by tx, but came
> from Mandriva : https://www.mageia.org/pipermail/mageia-i18n/2011-May/001549.html
> Tx would have refused the file ( as this must be valid po ).
> But you are right that we need to have people who know po in the team.
> Not everybody must know, but that's better to understand what is going
> on under the hood.

At least every translator must understand how plurals work.
One definition per language, stored in po's header.
When merging in new strings, gettext generates as many
msgstr as needed per definition

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