Moving OOo translation project over to Rosetta/Launchpad

Carlos Perelló Marín carlos.perello at
Mon Dec 19 12:54:58 GMT 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 11:08 +0000, Tim Morley wrote:
> On 15 Dec 2005, at 12:00, Jordi wrote:
> >> I've also got a question: is it easy enough to upload the .po  
> >> files we've done
> >> so far to Rosetta?
> >
> > It is very easy. It's a matter of browsing to the template you're
> > working on and selecting a file from your hard drive using your web
> > browser. Rosetta will import it and it will appear in the system.
> One more question before I start uploading: how do I reconcile the  
> different .po files used in the OOo l10n project and the Rosetta  
> project? You are probably aware that the mass of translatable strings  
> are "sliced up" differently in the two frameworks -- we have 230  
> smallish .po files in 36 subdirectories, instead of Rosetta's 11 huge  
> templates -- so what exactly is the procedure for matching up the  
> two? Can I just upload the files we have directly and let Rosetta  
> work it out? Or do I need a script from somewhere to convert one into  
> the other before proceeding?

That's a good question...

We are moving Rosetta to handle the translations to use a
single .pot file.

As you should already know, manage 230 .po files is really hard and
there are many duplicates that are not reused between those files. Also,
we don't think that the Rosetta navigation will be too user friendly
with that amount of files.

This spec describes what we are planning to implement:

In the mean time, I suggest you to use the same solution we are using
for Ubuntu.

You can talk with Matthias Klose <doko at> for more info about

> Thanks in advance for the help.


> Tim

Carlos Perelló Marín
Ubuntu =>
mailto:carlos.perello at
Valencia - Spain
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