How can I translate Blender?

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Thu Sep 29 12:21:58 CDT 2005

Hi again!

Martin Pitt [2005-09-28 17:15 +0200]:
> Hi!
> Carlos Perelló Marín [2005-09-28 15:13 +0200]:
> > Sure, the problem is that the .pot file does not exists on build time so
> > Rosetta is ignoring that import.
> > 
> > Martin, could you fix it on build time?
> I looked into this, but it is damn hard due to the highly nonstandard
> way blender uses gettext.
> I will mail the upstream guys about it.

There you go:

 blender (2.37a-1ubuntu1) breezy; urgency=low
   * debian/genpot: Add python scripts from Lee June <blender at> to
     generate a reasonable PO template from the sources. Since gettext is used
     in a highly nonstandard way, xgettext does not work for this job.
   * debian/rules: Call the scripts, generate po/blender.pot, and clean it up
     in the clean target.

The POT file is far from perfect, but it contains all user strings
(and some more, which are not actually meant to be translated), but I
think it's a good start.

Martin Pitt
Ubuntu Developer
Debian Developer

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