Summary: Split single input xx.po file into
Submitted by: jtn
Submitted on: Wed 09 Apr 2014 01:10:15 BST
Priority: 5 - Normal
Status: In Progress
Assigned to: jtn
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
> 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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