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trans(1)							     trans(1)



NAME

  trans	- translation tool for use with	source message catalogs

SYNOPSIS

  trans	[-c] [-o name] file.msg

OPTIONS

  -c  Display comment lines beginning with a dollar sign ($) for translation,
      in addition to messages.

  -o  Call the output file name. The default is	output file name is
      trans.msg.

DESCRIPTION

  The trans command assists in the translation of source message catalogs.
  The command reads input from file.msg	and writes its output to either	a
  file named trans.msg or a file you name on the command line.	The command
  displays file.msg in a multiple window screen	that lets you simultaneously
  see the original message, the	translated text	you enter, and any messages
  from the trans command.  This	multiple window	screen is easier to use	for
  translating messages than a single window screen.

  The top window in the	multiple window	screen displays	the text in the	mes-
  sage source file file.msg. The editor	displays the current message in
  reverse video.

  In the center	window,	trans displays a prompt	that asks you to enter a
  translated message.  You use a control key editor to move the	cursor and
  delete text in the center window. The	control	key sequences are defined as
  follows:

  _________________________________________
  Key Sequence	 Meaning
  _________________________________________
  CTRL/k	 Display control key help
  CTRL/h	 Back space
  CTRL/l	 Forward space
  CTRL/w	 Back word
  CTRL/f	 Forward word
  CTRL/e	 Move to end of	input
  CTRL/b	 Move to beginning of input
  CTRL/n	 Next line
  CTRL/p	 Previous line
  CTRL/u	 Delete	input
  CTRL/i	 Insert	mode (default)
  CTRL/r	 Replace mode
  DEL		 Delete	previous character
  _________________________________________

  If you need to span more than	one line with the translated text, type	a
  backslash (\)	and press the RETURN key to enable line	continuation. After
  you finish entering the translated text, press the RETURN key	to signal
  that you have	finished translating that message.


  The bottom window displays any messages generated by trans. If an error
  occurs, trans	prompts	you to re-enter	the entire line, including the mes-
  sage label or	number.

RESTRICTIONS

  Your terminal	must be	80 columns by 24 lines for trans to display its
  three-window screen.

  You cannot interrupt a trans session and restart it at the point you
  stopped. You must complete the all the changes to a file before exiting a
  file.

SEE ALSO

  extract(1), gencat(1), strextract(1),	strmerge(1)

  Writing Software for the International Market