Searching through PO files

Danilo Šegan danilo at
Thu May 8 16:06:00 BST 2008

Hi Ubuntu translators,

I just want to let you know that we've implemented partial search
support: search for strings per PO files.  I know you've been waiting
for this for a while, so I don't expect much praise, but I hope you'll
help us test it and perfect it.

At the moment, we are not yet sure how it will perform (though we are
pretty confident at this time, we've gone through a lot of testing and
different approaches during the last year), and we require users to be
members of the Launchpad Beta testers team.  If all goes according to
plan, this will go public next month.

There is still one caveat though: we are not searching through all
plural forms, but that's just so we can get a better estimate of the
performance.  I'll probably fix that before going public, and if you
are interested, the bug to track is here:

We encourage everybody to join Launchpad Beta testers team and help
further test new features in Launchpad.  To do so, please see

If you are already a member of the Launchpad Beta testers team, we
strongly encourage you to use the Search box on the PO file translate
pages to look for misspellings and messages you've seen untranslated
on your Ubuntu desktop.  Just testing how it works is fine as well :)

If you've got any comments, we'd of course like to hear about them.
Please make sure to check for existing, known bugs first (like the
mess that our current filtering form is, which we plan to fix


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