[Kbabel] Full Gettext support in KBabel
nicolasg at snafu.de
Fri Oct 21 21:19:19 CEST 2005
On Friday 21 October 2005 19:05, Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> On Thursday 20 October 2005 22:30, Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> > On Thursday 20 October 2005 22:10, Chusslove Illich wrote:
> > > >> [: Chusslove Illich :]
> > > >> To keep 3.5 KBabel in the game, we could have a script which
> > > >> converts standard Gettext POT to KDE's current custom POT for
> > > >> mergings and translations, and then the translated custom PO back to
> > > >> standard PO for installation.
> > > >
> > > > [: Nicolas Goutte :]
> > > > You have still a problem.
> > > >
> > > > A third party application made for KDE 4.0 which you try to compile
> > > > on KDE 4.1. How would you handle the PO files?
> > >
> > > I don't quite understand. From the point of view of KDE 4.0, everything
> > > should be standard Gettext, PO and .mo files included. It is just a
> > > makeshift for the translators using 3.5 KBabel, this script stuff.
> > Okay, to avoid further misunderstanding: you mean that in KDE4's l10n
> > module all will be in today's Gettext format (with Gettext context and
> > Gettext plural).
> > But then you are breaking KBabel's catalog manager, as you could not
> > update and commit directly anymore.
> Worse: the catalog manager will consider all fies as corrupt, as the old
> msgfmt will not work with such files.
I have tested it with the one of the test files given by Bruno Haible. The
catalog manager shows the file with a question mark.
(To avoid misunderstandings: of course I mean with an old msgfmt.)
> (In the meanwhile I think that it is the biggest priority. That particular
> msgfmt call should go. Now I would like to understand why it is here at
> first.(Still assuming that I have read correctly the code.))
> > (Any way, such a script form KDE 3.5 to KDE4 is needed, at least once for
> > converting the l10n module.)
> > (...)
> > Have a nice day!
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