[Kbabel] How to merge translations for a non-KDE project

Augustin beginner2005 at masquilier.org
Thu Dec 27 07:28:41 CET 2007


I am trying to use kbabel to translate Drupal modules (drupal.org). 

I've been searching for a couple of days, but I still don't quite get 
the workflow and the setups required in order to import an old 
translation into a new one each time the .pot file is updated.

here is part of the answer but it assumes we are translating a KDE 

I have been reading the kbabel handbook, but like most KDE handbooks, 
it describes what is obvious but does not explain what is not.
If it can help, I can file a bug report at bugs.kde.org.

Here are my notes so far:

The workflow is unclear. I was looking for 'import translation' but 
couldn't find anything useful.

There is the concept of PO compendium, which is unclear. The default 
are set for KDE translations. 

help:/kbabel/compendium.html is not very clear. It doesn't say 
anything about creating your own compendium.

help:/kbabel/dictionaries.html doesn't say how to create a new 
translation database.

Here is what I have:
an new, empty fr.po (copy of updated .pot file)
an old, partially translated fr-old.po
What I was trying to do at first was open fr.po with kbabel and 
'import' the old .po file into it... but apparently that's not the 
way to do it. 

Part of the procedure is explained in the link above, but I am still 
missing some important steps.


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