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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."


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

by tsahi

Saturday March 13th, 2004 1:26 AM

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(1) and there's a java installer at <http://java.com/en/index.jsp> . i didn't say there's no way to install python on windows, i just said that the fact that you have to install java to use MT, is not a disadvantage compared to the new method.

(2) that's cool. end users should never bother themselves with CVS. and i didn't notice the link to SF you mentioned.

(3) ...that you have to learn how to use, just like you have to learn how to use MT. again, no advantage here.

in short, the new system offers no new advantages compared to MT or other systems that were developed by L10n teams, and may even be more difficult to deploy. no reason to abandon MT.