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INTLTOOL-PREPARE(8)					      System Manager's Manual					       INTLTOOL-PREPARE(8)

intltool-prepare - Prepare software to make use of intltool SYNOPSIS
intltool-prepare [option] [KEYWORD]... DESCRIPTION
For software packages that include some specific type of translatable files (such as .desktop and .soundlist), before they make use of intltool, translators have to dig through them one by one, and add their localization into each file. This process is error prone, since translators may include typing errors, or add their localization in wrong encoding. Besides, translators may not alwas know other files (beside .po files) are translatable. intltool avoids all the problems above by extracting strings inside those translatable files into po template (.pot) file. All translators need to care about is just translating po files. Afterwards, intltool-merge(8) will merge localized strings into those files. Before your software becomes intltool-aware, a few issues have to be sorted out, and intltool-prepare tries to take care of all of them. intltool-prepare will: o Extract all localized strings in .desktop style files (including ".desktop", ".soundlist", ".keys" and ".directory") into corresponding po files. o Convert the translatable files into templates that don't contain any localization. o Add the list of template files above into o Add the list of old translatable files into .cvsignore (since they will be generated by intltool later). o Add the rules for generating these files into NOTE: You must change working directory to the top level source directory before running intltool-prepare. OPTIONS
KEYWORD is a list of additional keywords beside "Name", "Comment" and "description". intltool-prepare will recognize any line starting with those KEYWORD and extract localized strings after equal sign ("="). -x --verbose Be verbose to give user additional feedback. -v --version Show version information. -h --help Show usage and basic help information. REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to AUTHOR
Darin Adler <> Kenneth Christiansen <> Maciej Stachowiak <> SEE ALSO
intltoolize(8), intltool-update(8), intltool-extract(8), intltool-merge(8) intltool 2003-08-02 INTLTOOL-PREPARE(8)

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INTLTOOL-MERGE(8)					      System Manager's Manual						 INTLTOOL-MERGE(8)

intltool-merge - merge translated strings into various types of file SYNOPSIS
Merge translated strings in po files in PO_DIRECTORY with the original application file FILENAME, and output the file OUTPUT_FILE contain- ing both original and localized strings. If FILENAME is an XML file, OUTPUT_FILE will contain repeated xml nodes, where each node contains one of the localized strings with "xml:lang" attribute. OPTIONS
Mode of operation -b --ba-style Merge files in bonobo-activation style, which is used for bonobo servers. -d --desktop-style Merge files in desktop style, which is similar to the Windows .ini file format. -k --keys-style Merge files in keys style, which is used for metadata. -o --oaf-style (OBSOLETE) Same as -b/--ba-style. -r --rfc822deb-style Merge files in RFC 822 style, which is usually used in Debian configuration files. --quoted-style Merge files in quoted string style, which just translates any strings within "". -x --xml-style Merge files in standard XML style, both as attributes and as raw pcdata. Other options -u --utf8 Convert all strings to UTF-8 before merging. -p --pass-through Use strings as is in .po files without conversion (STRONGLY unrecommended with -x). -c --cache (TBD) -q --quiet Be quiet while running. -v --version Show version information. -h --help Show usage and basic help information. FILES
po/.intltool-merge-cache Cache file generated by intltool-merge, that contains all strings in all po files separated by 1. REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to AUTHOR
Darin Adler <> Kenneth Christiansen <> Maciej Stachowiak <> SEE ALSO
iconv(1), intltoolize(8), intltool-prepare(8), intltool-extract(8), intltool-update(8) intltool 2003-08-02 INTLTOOL-MERGE(8)
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