Summary: Split single input xx.po file into
                 Project: Freeciv
            Submitted by: jtn
            Submitted on: Wed 09 Apr 2014 01:10:15 BST
                Category: None
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: In Progress
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: jtn
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
         Planned Release: 2.5.0,2.6.0



>From patch #4190:
>> - When I generated extended set .po -files by msgmerging full 
>> .po against their .pot, I noticed how the files were about 
>> same size as the originals. I have not checked them, but I 
>> assume this to be due to the fact that even when .pot lacks 
>> the string existing in .po, it's not removed but merely 
>> commented out. That's not a big problem, but speaks against 
>> doing the conversion repeatedly (i.e. getting all the 
>> obsolete messages back in even if they have once been removed)
> Indeed, every .po file contains all the translations from the 
> "other" ones as commented "obsolete" translations, which is 
> untidy.
> As an early step to getting on top of this, I'm trying to find 
> a procedure for importing monolithic files from older branches 
> that puts existing "obsolete" strings in freeciv/*.po by 
> default and leaves other domains clean of them (using tools 
> like msggrep). 
> If I succeed, I plan to re-run the import from S2_4 with that, 
> and use it for any further updates from S2_4.

This ticket is for (a) redoing the S2_4 import and ideally (b) checking in a
semi-automated procedure (script or something) which will let us do it again 
(allowing further imports from S2_4, or imports from a translator who prefers
to work on a single merged .po file).


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