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ITSTOOL(1)						      General Commands Manual							ITSTOOL(1)

itstool - convert between XML and PO using ITS
itstool extracts messages from XML files and outputs PO template files, then merges translations from MO files to create translated XML files. It determines what to translate and how to chunk it into messages using the W3C Internationalization Tag Set (ITS). To extract messages from XML files FILES and output them to OUT.pot: itstool -o OUT.pot FILES After merging with existing translations or translating strings, generate an MO file with msgfmt(1), then output translated files to the directory DIR: itstool -m -o DIR FILES ITS definitions are loaded from the built-in rules, rules embedded in the source XML files, files passed with the -i option, and ITS attributes in the source XML files. Later definitions take precedence.
Extracting -o FILE --out=FILE output PO template to the file OUT Merging -m FILE --merge=FILE merge from an MO file FILE and output XML files -l LANG --lang=LANG explicitly set the language code output to XML -o FILE --out=FILE output XML files in the directory OUT Common -i ITS --its=ITS load the ITS rules in the file ITS (can specify multiple times)
Shaun McCance <>
More documentation for itstool is maintained online. For more information, see: itstool 1.2.0 May 2011 ITSTOOL(1)