[Geany-devel] intltool usage question

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Fri Aug 28 02:16:11 UTC 2009

Sorry guys, don't use it as is, the Python config parser removes
comments from the config file, not what we want, back to the drawing


2009/8/28 Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com>:
> Hi Nick, Enrico, Frank,
> As I understand it intltool handles config files by creating a C file
> with their strings that can be processed with the other code, and then
> updates the config files with the translations from the .po files.
> Inspired by this here is a 50 line python script to do this for build
> menu entries in filetypes files.
> run as:
> xbuildmenu.py mkc cfile list_of_filetypes_files..
> it creates the file cfile as a C file with strings containing all the
> build menu labels it finds in the listed filetypes files (filetypes.*
> would be good:-)
> this cfile can be processed by your translation tools (tested with
> xgettext) along with all the other program files to extract strings
> for translation.
> A good name for cfile might be buildmenutranslate.h
> run as:
> xbuildmenu.py upd cfile podir
> it searches the po files in podir for strings taken from the cfile and
> using the information in the structured comments in the cfile copies
> the translation back into the filetypes files with a language marker
> the same as the po file name, eg de.po gives [de] on the config file
> entry.
> It should be easy to call this from the waf script since you are
> guaranteed that python is available :-).  We are only talking about
> the standard filetypes as delivered with the system so there is no
> need for users to run this, just run when translations are updated in
> svn.
> It uses grep to speed its file search by eliminating lots of files (hopefully)
> Cheers
> Lex
> 2009/8/26 Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com>:
>> 2009/8/26 Nick Treleaven <nick.treleaven at btinternet.com>:
>>> Yes, but any default string could be added to the codebase for
>>> translations, not just compile and build. Assuming it's a 'general'
>>> kind of menu label, things which would be useful for several filetypes.
>> All the strings in the code that appear as labels should already be
>> marked for translation, if I missed any thats a bug :-)
>> There isn't any way of changing the default label string to a
>> different default depending on filetype.  The intention is that if you
>> want to change a filetype menu label it is configured in the filetypes
>> file along with the command and overrides the default.
>> Let me look at a possible solution in a few days.
>> Cheers
>> Lex
>>> Regards,
>>> Nick
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