[vdr] Re: i18n done with gettext

Lucian Muresan lucianm at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Nov 16 19:54:21 CET 2005

Udo Richter wrote:
> rollercoaster at reel-multimedia.com wrote:
>> - i would like to have only _one_ language source file for everything to let 
>> the translators deal with. how could we archive that not every plugin has to 
>> be translated on it's own? (we would have some resellers and even 
>> users/customers that could deal with the translations, but only if its easy 
>> to handle for them. i already realized that it's not practicable to send them 
>> > 25 files)
> I don't think that this is possible. Whats the point of separate plugins
> if all i18n strings must be in core VDR?
> Distributions wont like that either: They like to have everything for a
> plugin in one package, and no dependencies to the core VDR package.
> Imagine that each plugin update would require a core VDR update to add
> the missing i18n strings...
> Maybe there's a way to merge all .po files into one for translators, and
> split the results back to separate files for re-integration.

Actually, I don't understand the point of having all languages in a
file, as a translator seldom does all those languages (at least I think
so, maybe I'm missing something Thiemo is thinking of).


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