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."

#7 Re: Re: pot is not a good replacement

by tsahi

Saturday March 13th, 2004 1:13 AM

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>Mozilla isn't either. What's you point? who's talking about mozilla? i'm talking about mozilla L10n tools. both Sun-JVM and python are non-native enviroments on Win32, that need to be installed. so when he writes "you need to... install the Java SDK" he doesn't show any advantage to python, because you need to install python just the same. and btw, you don't need the whole SDK, just the JVM.

>Now people have two solutions and can use whichever one works best for them.

that's not what he says. as bzbarsky notes below, he is suggesting to abandon MT, although it is still a very effective tool.