[PD] call for translations for new Pd GUI

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Wed Aug 26 21:05:13 CEST 2009

Yes, the English terms are the keys, don't change them.  A good editor  
program should make that apparent, that one reason to use a PO editor  
instead of a text editor.

Also, if you want the text to be the same as the english text, leave  
the entry blank, and it'll do the right thing.


On Aug 26, 2009, at 1:52 PM, João Pais wrote:

> and for the terms that stay the same as in english, do I have to  
> input them, or just let the space empty?
>> On Aug 26, 2009, at 8:34 AM, João Pais wrote:
>>>> I forgot to add one detail, how to make a new translation:
>>>> 1) Start with the template file:
>>>> http://pure-data.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pure-data/branches/pd-devel/0.41.4/po/template.pot
>>>> 2) rename it to your locale, using the language and maybe country  
>>>> code:
>>>> 	- Bulgarian has only one locale, so the file would be bg.po
>>>> 	- Chinese differs based on country, so it could be zh_CN.po,  
>>>> zh_HK.po, or zh_TW.po
>>>> 3) the file most be encoded using UTF-8
>>>> To run Pd-devel with your translation:
>>>> 1) svn co https://pure-data.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/pure-data/branches/pd-devel/0.41.4
>>>> 2) stick your .po into 0.41.4/po/
>>>> 3) cd 0.41.4/src/locale
>>>> 4) ./generate-msg.sh (you'll need to have gettext installed)
>>>> 5) cd ../..    (i.e. back in the root folder of the source, 0.41.4)
>>>> 6) ./autogen.sh && .configure && make
>>> Hi,
>>> I could have some time to work on this, the portugal portuguese  
>>> version. what are the steps to take on a windows system?
>> I haven't built it yet on Windows, but will soon.  But you don't  
>> need to run it to make a translation.  I started a howto to outline  
>> the process, please add to it anything that is relevant:
>> http://puredata.info/dev/HowToTranslatePd


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