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Update "TRANSLATING" with gettext and Transifex instructions.



Signed-off-by: default avatarLukas Fleischer <archlinux@cryptocrack.de>
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AUR Translation
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This document describes how to create and maintain AUR translations.
It was derived from http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_Translation
This document describes how to create and maintain AUR translations. It was
originally derived from http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_Translation
Creating an AUR translation requires python and git to be installed.
Translation files should be gzipped to protect from possible encoding
errors when submitting. Tarring is not necessary.
You will need to register on the mailing list before submitting:
http://mailman.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/aur-dev
Patches should be sent to the aur-dev mailing list at:
aur-dev@archlinux.org
Creating an AUR translation requires a Transifex (http://www.transifex.net/)
account. You will need to register with a translation team on the AUR project
page (http://www.transifex.net/projects/p/aur/).
Creating a New Translation
---------------------------
Before beginning, please make sure that git and python are installed.
Also, please do not translate if you are unwilling to maintain or find
someone to maintain the translation. This is due to the fact that the
AUR is a rapidly evolving project and there are constantly new strings
to be translated. If the translations get too out of sync with the
released versions, there will be too many untranslated strings for the
translation to be usable, and it may have to be disabled.
Before beginning, please sign up for an Transifex account and request the
addition of a new translation team for the AUR project. Also, please do not
translate if you are unwilling to maintain or find someone to maintain the
translation. This is due to the fact that the AUR is a rapidly evolving project
and there are constantly new strings to be translated. If the translations get
too out of sync with the released versions, there will be too many untranslated
strings for the translation to be usable, and it may have to be disabled.
1. Check out the AUR source using git.
1. Check out the AUR source using git:
$ git clone git://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git aur-git
2. Go into the AUR source and run translation_tool.
translation_tool will interactively guide you through the translation
process, simply answer its questions and prompts. If you wish to stop
at some point during the translation, you may kill translation_tool
using Ctrl+C. If you later wish to continue the translation, simply
run translation_tool again, and it will continue from where you left off.
2. Go into the "po/" directory in the AUR source and run msginit(1) to create a
initial translation file from our translation catalog:
$ cd aur-git
$ git checkout master
$ git pull
$ cd web/lang
$ ./translation_tool
3. Add a line for the new translation in web/lib/config.inc.proto
4. Add an entry in the AUTHORS file.
5. To commit your patch to your branch:
$ git add <all edited files>
$ git commit -s
$ cd po
$ msginit -l <locale> -o <locale>.po -i aur.pot
Write your commit message above the sign off and separate them by a
blank line.
3. Use some editor or a translation helper like poedit to add translations:
6. Create a git formatted patch.
$ poedit <locale>.po
$ git format-patch origin/master
5. If you have a working AUR setup, add a line for the new translation in
"web/lib/config.inc.proto" and test if everything looks right.
7. Send the gzipped patch to the aur-dev mailing list.
6. Upload the newly created ".po" file to Transifex. If you don't like the web
interface, you can also use transifex-client to do that (see below).
Updating an Existing Translation
---------------------------------
1. Update your copy of the AUR code.
$ cd aur-git
$ git pull
2. Run translation_tool, which will only prompts for strings that have
changed or been added since the last translation.
$ cd web/lang
$ ./translation_tool
3. To commit your patch to your branch:
1. Download current translation files from Transifex. You can also do this
using transifex-client which is available through the AUR:
$ git add <all edited files>
$ git commit -s
$ tx init --host=http://www.transifex.net
$ tx set --auto-remote http://www.transifex.net/projects/p/aur
$ tx pull -r aur.aurpot -a
4. Create a git formatted patch.
2. Update the existing translation file using an editor or a tool like poedit:
$ git format-patch origin/master
$ poedit <locale>.po
5. Send the gzipped patch to the aur-dev mailing list.
3. Push the updated translation file back to Transifex. Using transifex-client,
this works as follows:
$ tx push -r aur.aurpot -t -l <locale>
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