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Re: Gnulib translation

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Gnulib translation
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:58:03 -0700
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On 04/05/2012 10:26 AM, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> Currently GRUB uses the "old" way of gnulib translation (importing into
> our domain) but we'll change for the next release. With that there are
> however 2 issues:
> 1) It seems that gnulib TP uploads are relatively rare and even now
> there are few strings which are in git but not on TP. For the release of
> GRUB it would have meant that some strings have no chance to be
> translated. Is it possible to request gnulib pot upload in the same time
> as we do our GRUB pot upload?

By "gnulib pot upload" I assume you mean that the Translation Project
would make a special effort to translate files containing gnulib messages?
If so, I imagine you can write to the TP and ask.  gnulib itself doesn't
have .pot files; translations are done via the .pot files of projects using 

> 2) Some of gnulib translations use non-UTF-8 but GRUB has a minimal
> gettext support which in particular has only UTF-8 support. Could gnulib
> scripts be modified to run msgconv or should I do it in my own scripts?
> Or simply ignore these translations given that they are often pretty
> outdated anyway?

I suggest doing the latter.  Life is too short to worry about outmoded
translation formats.

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