[pacman-dev] Advices for all translators

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 12:25:34 EDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Matthias Gorissen
<matthias at archlinux.de> wrote:
> I am very sorry for being late to the party, it took some time to find the
> changes.

You don't use any po helper? Maybe you should.
There are several dedicated applications :
poedit, gtranslator, kbabel, etc
Personally, I use a vim plugin :

All of these should allow you to find the untranslated and fuzzy
messages, and to find eventual errors.
Otherwise, using msgfmt manually can also help.
to check if the file is fully translated :
msgfmt --statistic <po file>
to check the file doesn't contain any errors (like missing %s) :
msgfmt -c <po file>

The last one would for example have detected the error made in Spanish
and Russian translation.

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