Chapter 12. PO Translations

Table of Contents
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Quick Start
12.3. Creating New Translations
12.4. Translating
12.5. Tips for Translators
12.6. Building a Translated Document
12.7. Submitting the New Translation

12.1. Introduction

The GNU gettext system offers translators an easy way to create and maintain translations of documents. Translatable strings are extracted from the original document into a PO (Portable Object) file. Translated versions of the strings are entered with a separate editor. The strings can be used directly or built into a complete translated version of the original document.

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