How to add a language translation from svn?

Shrinivasan T tshrinivasan at
Sat Aug 16 19:20:07 BST 2014

Thanks Miroslaw,

I did as you said and it works well.

Blogged about it here.

2014-08-16 17:02 GMT+05:30 Mirosław Zalewski <miniopl at>:
> As Kevin said, you must "translate" PO files into (binary) MO files.
> msgfmt utility (from gettext package) might be used to do that:
> $ msgfmt -o file.po
> Then, MO files should be put into
> /usr/share/locale/ta/LC_MESSAGES/
> directory.
> Additionally, you need
> /usr/share/locale/ta/entry.desktop
> file. Without it, you won't be able to pick up Tamil from list of
> existing languages. Simplified file content is below:
> [KCM Locale]
> Name=Tamil
> Name[ta]=Tamil in Tamil
> On my system, localization files are owned by user root, group root, and
> have 644 permissions.
> Hope that helps
> --
> Best regards
> Mirosław Zalewski


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