Provided by: po4a_0.41-1ubuntu1_all
po4a-gettextize - convert an original file (and its translation) to a
po4a-gettextize -f fmt -m master.doc [-l XX.doc] -p XX.po
(XX.po is the output, all others are inputs)
The po4a (PO for anything) project goal is to ease translations (and
more interestingly, the maintenance of translations) using gettext
tools on areas where they were not expected like documentation.
The po4a-gettextize script is in charge of converting documentation
files to PO files. If you start a new translation, po4a-gettextize
will extract the translatable strings from the documentation file and
write a POT file from it.
If you already have a translated file, po4a-gettextize will try to
extract the translations it contains and put them in place in the
written PO file. Be warned that very few intelligence is used in this
process: the Nth string of the translated file is supposed to be the
translation of the Nth string in the original. If it's not the case,
you're dead. That's why it is very important that both files share
exactly the same structure.
However, po4a-gettextize will diagnose your death by detecting any
desynchronisation between files, and reporting where they occur. In
that case, you should edit manually the files to solve the reported
disparity. Even if no error were reported, you should check carefully
that the generated PO file is correct (ie, that each msgstr is the
translation of the associated msgid, and not the one before or after).
Even if the script manages to do its job without any apparent problem,
it still marks all extracted translations as fuzzy, to make sure that
the translator will have a look at them, and detect any remaining
If the master document has non-ASCII characters, the new generated PO
file will be in UTF-8, in order to allow non-standard characters in a
culture independent way. Else (if the master document is completely in
ASCII), the generated PO will use the encoding of the translated input
Format of the documentation you want to handle. Use the
--help-format option to see the list of available formats.
File containing the master document to translate. You can use this
option multiple times if you want to gettextize multiple documents.
Charset of the file containing the document to translate.
File containing the localized (translated) document. If you
provided multiple master files, you may wish to provide multiple
localized file by using this option more than once.
Charset of the file containing the localized document.
File where the message catalog should be written. If not given, the
message catalog will be written to the standard output.
Extra option(s) to pass to the format plugin. Specify each option
in the 'name=value' format. See the documentation of each plugin
for more information about the valid options and their meanings.
Show a short help message.
List the documentation format understood by po4a.
Display the version of the script and exit.
Increase the verbosity of the program.
Output some debugging information.
Set the report address for msgid bugs. By default, the created POT
files have no Report-Msgid-Bugs-To fields.
Set the copyright holder in the POT header. The default value is
"Free Software Foundation, Inc."
Set the package name for the POT header. The default is "PACKAGE".
Set the package version for the POT header. The default is
po4a(7), po4a-updatepo(1), po4a-translate(1), po4a-normalize(1).
Denis Barbier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nicolas Francois <email@example.com>
Martin Quinson (mquinson#debian.org)
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
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This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of GPL (see the COPYING file).