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po4a-translate - convert a PO file back to documentation format
po4a-translate -f fmt -m master.doc -p XX.po -l XX.doc
(XX.doc 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
The po4a-translate script is in charge of converting the translation (which was done in a
PO file) back into the documentation format. The provided PO file should be the
translation of the POT file which was produced by po4a-gettextize(1).
Format of the documentation you want to handle. Use the --help-format option to see
the list of available formats.
Add a file to the resulting file (to put translator's name or a section "About this
translation", for example). The first line of the file to insert should be a PO4A
header indicating where it should be added (see section HOWTO add extra text to
translations in po4a(7)).
Charset of the addenda. Note that all the addenda should be in the same charset.
File containing the master document to translate.
Charset of the file containing the document to translate.
File where the localized (translated) document should be written.
Charset of the file containing the localized document.
File from which the message catalog should be read.
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.
Minimal threshold for translation percentage to keep (i.e. write) the resulting file
(default: 80). I.e. by default, files have to be translated at at least 80% to get
Column at which we should wrap the resulting file.
Show a short help message.
List the documentation formats understood by po4a.
Display the version of the script and exit.
Increase the verbosity of the program.
Output some debugging information.
Adding content (beside translations) to generated files
To add some extra content to the generated document beside what you translated (like the
name of the translator, or a "About this translation" section), you should use the
The first line of the addendum must be a header indicating where to put it in the document
(it can be before or after a given part of the document). The rest of the file will be
added verbatim to the resulting file without further processing.
Note that if po4a-translate fails to add one of the given files, it discards the whole
translation (because the missing file could be the one indicating the author, what would
prevent the users to contact him to report bugs in the translation).
The header has a pretty rigid syntax. For more information on how to use this feature and
how it works, please refer to the po4a(7) man page.
po4a-gettextize(1), po4a-normalize(1), po4a-updatepo(1), po4a(7)
Denis Barbier <email@example.com>
Nicolas Francois <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Martin Quinson (mquinson#debian.org)
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2002-2012 by SPI, inc.
This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
GPL (see the COPYING file).
Po4a Tools 2014-06-10 PO4A-TRANSLATE(1p)