PO4A-UPDATEPO(1p) Po4a Tools PO4A-UPDATEPO(1p)
po4a-updatepo - update the translation (in PO format) of documentation
po4a-updatepo -f fmt (-m master.docE)+ (-p XX.po)+
(XX.po are the outputs, 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-updatepo script is in charge of updating PO files to make them reflect the
changes made to the original documentation file. For that, it converts the documentation
file to a POT file, and call msgmerge(1) on this new POT and on the provided PO files.
It is possible to give more than one PO file (if you want to update several languages at
once), and several documentation files (if you want to store the translations of several
documents in the same PO file).
If the master document has non-ASCII characters, it will convert the PO files to UTF-8 (if
they weren't already), in order to allow non-standard characters in a culture independent
Format of the documentation you want to handle. Use the --help-format option to see
the list of available formats.
File(s) containing the master document to translate.
Charset of the files containing the document to translate. Note that all files must
have the same charset.
PO file(s) to update. If these files do not exist, they are created by po4a-updatepo.
Extra option(s) to pass to the format plugin and other po4a internal module. Specify
each option in the 'name=value' format. See the documentation of each plugin for more
information about the valid options and their meanings.
This option removes --previous from the options passed to msgmerge. This permits to
support versions of gettext earlier than 0.16.
This option adds --previous to the options passed to msgmerge. It requires gettext
0.16 or later, and is activated by default.
Extra options for msgmerge.
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.
Specify the reference format. Argument type can be one of none to not produce any
reference, noline to not specify the line number (more accurately all line numbers are
replaced by 1), counter to replace line number by an increasing counter, and full to
include complete references.
Argument can be followed by a comma and either wrap or nowrap keyword. References are
written by default on a single line. The wrap option wraps references on several
lines, to mimic gettext tools (xgettext and msgmerge). This option will become the
default in a future release, because it is more sensible. The nowrap option is
available so that users who want to keep the old behavior can do so.
Set the report address for msgid bugs. By default, the created POT files have no
Set the copyright holder in the POT header. The default value is "Free Software
Set the package name for the POT header. The default is "PACKAGE".
Set the package version for the POT header. The default is "VERSION".
po4a-gettextize(1), po4a-normalize(1), po4a-translate(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-UPDATEPO(1p)