MozillaZine

Translating Mozilla with Portable Object Templates

Thursday March 11th, 2004

Caio Begotti (caio1982) writes: "Everyone who has some contact with great Open Source projects knows that localization and internationalization are really important and even essential in places like France or Italy. The Mozilla project have a nice L10N team but the tool that everybody actually uses isn't so helpful for collaborating over translations. This article explains how you can use .pot files to translate Mozilla products or extensions. Let's retire Mozilla Translator; using .pot files from the GNU/Gettext library is much easier, IMHO.

"The original article was written by me for the Brazilian community Mozilla Brasil but was accepted by the Translate project too as an introduction to the theme. I'm not a real developer, just a enthusiast and amateur translator, so any comments are very appreciated, but sorry about the flame baits or rants."


#3 Re: pot is not a good replacement

by FattMattP

Friday March 12th, 2004 2:08 PM

You are replying to this message

> you have to install python (which is not installed by default on windows, may i remind you)

Mozilla isn't either. What's you point?

> the text explains how to get the file from CVS. where's the FTP site? > am i a developer? (hint: no, i'm not) why do i have to start looking for a cvs program?

Look, all he's doing is presenting an alternate way to handle translations for Mozilla. He found the original method, which was outlined in paragraph two of his document, to be hard to use so he came up with an alternative that worked for him. I think that's great. Now people have two solutions and can use whichever one works best for them.

Your post contributed nothing to this thread. All you did was complain.