joseph at arbitrary.org
Fri Nov 30 18:30:01 CET 2001
I've gotten my code marked up: (test.py)
return gettext.dgettext("test", msg)
print _("I don't know.")
if __name__ == '__main__':
I've run pygettext.py and it made a messages.pot file that I translated:
msgid "I don't know."
msgstr "Jeg vet ikke."
And I ran msgfmt -o test.mo messages.pot
And test.py runs successfully, but prints:
I don't know.
Shouldn't it print "Jeg vet ikke." ?
And when I want to use multiple languages, how does the .mo file identify
itself as being for a particular language?
I see the stuff in the gettext docs on Python.org for installing
languages, but how do I tell it what's what?
On 30 Nov 2001 at 13:48, Martin von Loewis wrote:
> Joseph Santaniello <joseph at arbitrary.org> writes:
> > Does anyone have a link or some info on how in practical terms to use the
> > pygettext module? I've looked at the online docs, and they do a good job
> > of explaining in theory how to add multiple languages to an app, but they
> > haven't got me to where I need to be... I need some examples and recipes
> > to be able to figure it out.
> I think mailman uses gettext these days.
> I'd really recommend that you start using it, and ask any questions
> that you have in the process. Here are the rough steps:
> 1. Import or assign _ in your module, e.g. by doing
> import gettext
> def _(msg):
> return gettext.dgettext("demoapp",msg)
> 2. Mark-up all messages with _
> 3. Extract the message catalog
> 4. Translate it
> 5. Compile the translations
> 6. Run the application
> If any of these steps, if executed in this order, gives problems,
> don't hesitate to ask for further details.
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