[Mailman-i18n] msgfmt: errors with files under mailman/messages

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Oct 29 19:43:42 CET 2006

Pedro Bezunartea López wrote:
>And I was specially interested in the spanish translation, so after
>converting the file es/LC_MESSAGES/mailman.po to UTF-8, I tried:
># msgfmt -o mailman.mo mailman.po
>mailman.po:11063: `msgid' and `msgstr' entries do not both begin with '\n'
>mailman.po:11228: `msgid' and `msgstr' entries do not both end with '\n'
>mailman.po:11355: `msgid' and `msgstr' entries do not both end with '\n'
>msgfmt: found 3 fatal errors
>I've tried with other languages and some of them have the same problem:
>cs, fr, hr, ia, etc... The only way to fix it was to comment (delete)
>quite a few `msgid' and `msgstr' lines.

You should be able to fix it by adding or deleting new-lines to the
beginning or end of the translated 'msgstr' to match the 'msgid', but
you don't need to. Mailman uses its own bin/msgfmt.py which is not as
fussy about these thing as GNU msgfmt.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

More information about the Mailman-i18n mailing list