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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."


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

by FattMattP

Saturday March 13th, 2004 9:40 PM

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> who's talking about mozilla? i'm talking about mozilla L10n tools.

I'm talking about you complaining that Python doesn't come installed on Windows systems by default. Mozilla nor the mozilla translation tools don't come installed by deault either. So, again, what's you point? The fact remains that if you want to work on translations you're going to have to install something. Pretending that having to install python on windows is some kind of showstopper is ridiculous. in the end you're going to have to install *something* to get the work done.