translating gnome-user-docs

Danilo Šegan danilo at canonical.com
Wed Sep 12 14:49:27 BST 2007


Today at 12:36, Matthew East wrote:

> Hopefully bzr is clever enough to merge any additional
> changes to po files in upstream svn too.

Btw, bzr is not clever enough: no VCS is, because PO files are not,
even if disguised as, plain text files.

Most of metadata changes are done with software like
intltool/xgettext/xml2po, and translators touch only the translatable
messages.  Anything else, including different ideas about formatting
and flags (eg. "#, fuzzy, c-format" is equivalent in a PO file to "#,
c-format, fuzzy" but not in bzr) and source code references per
message, is dependent on the tool used to work on the PO file.

So, don't count on bzr helping you there.

Cheers,
Danilo



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