Provided by: po4a_0.45-1_all bug


       po4a-normalize - normalize a documentation file by parsing it in po4a, and writing it back


       po4a-normalize -f fmt master.doc


       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-normalize script is a debugging tool used to make sure that po4a don't change the
       document when it's not supposed to. Only use it if you're developing a new module, or if
       you doubt the sanity of the tools.

       The generated document will be written to po4a-normalize.output while the generated PO
       file will be written to po4a-normalize.po. No way to change that ;)


       -o, --option
           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.

       -b, --blank
           Create an blank translated document.  The generated translated document will be
           generated assuming all messages are translated by a space or new line.

           This is useful to check what parts of the document cannot be translated.

       -h, --help
           Show a short help message.

           List the documentation formats understood by po4a.

       -f, --format
           Format of the documentation you want to handle. Use the --help-format option to see
           the list of available formats.

       -M, --master-charset
           Charset of the file containing the document to translate.

       -V, --version
           Display the version of the script and exit.


       po4a-gettextize(1), po4a-translate(1), po4a-updatepo(1), po4a(7)


        Denis Barbier <>
        Nicolas Fran├žois <>
        Martin Quinson (


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