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       make_strings - tool to build lists of localizable strings from Objective-C files


       make_strings [--help] [--verbose] [--aggresive-import] [--aggressive-match] [--aggressive-
       remove] [-L languages] files.[hmc...]


       make_strings parses Objective-C files and builds lists of localizable  strings.   It  then
       creates  new  .strings  files  or  merges  the strings with existing .strings files.  It's
       fairly intelligent when matching old and new strings, and produces .strings files that are
       (supposed to be) easy for a translator to work with.

       make_strings accepts the following options:


       --help Prints a short list of available options.

              Prints additional information while processing.

       -L languages
              Specify  which languages to process.  Multuple -L options are accepted, or multiple
              languages defined in one -L flag.

              Activates --aggresive-match and automatically  removes  "dummy"  entries  that  are
              added  by  importing .strings files which were not created by make_strings program.
              This option is suitable when make_strings is run for the first time and there is an
              existing .strings file which contains a fairly accurate translation.

              This  option  will make make_strings assume that matching keys should have matching
              translations.  This can save lots of work, but it increases the risk  of  erroneous

              Removes obsolete strings/keys.


       make_strings -L "English Swedish Russian" *.[hm]




       make_strings was written Alexander Malmberg <>.

       This manual page was added by Yavor Doganov <>.


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