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INTLTOOL-PREPARE(8)         System Manager's Manual        INTLTOOL-PREPARE(8)



NAME
       intltool-prepare - Prepare software to make use of intltool


SYNOPSIS
       intltool-prepare [option] [KEYWORD]...



DESCRIPTION
       For  software  packages that include some specific type of translatable
       files (such as .desktop and .soundlist), before they make use of  intl-
       tool,  translators  have  to dig through them one by one, and add their
       localization into each file. This process is error prone, since  trans-
       lators  may  include  typing errors, or add their localization in wrong
       encoding. Besides, translators may not alwas know other  files  (beside
       .po files) are translatable.

       intltool  avoids  all  the  problems above by extracting strings inside
       those translatable files into po template (.pot) file. All  translators
       need  to care about is just translating po files. Afterwards, intltool-
       merge(8) will merge localized strings into those files.

       Before your software becomes intltool-aware, a few issues  have  to  be
       sorted  out,  and  intltool-prepare  tries to take care of all of them.
       intltool-prepare will:

       o Extract all localized strings  in  .desktop  style  files  (including
         ".desktop",  ".soundlist", ".keys" and ".directory") into correspond-
         ing po files.

       o Convert the translatable files into templates that don't contain  any
         localization.

       o Add the list of template files above into POTFILES.in.

       o Add  the  list  of old translatable files into .cvsignore (since they
         will be generated by intltool later).

       o Add the rules for generating these files into Makefile.am.

       NOTE: You must change working directory to the top level source  direc-
       tory before running intltool-prepare.


OPTIONS
       KEYWORD  is  a list of additional keywords beside "Name", "Comment" and
       "description". intltool-prepare will recognize any line  starting  with
       those KEYWORD and extract localized strings after equal sign ("=").

       -x
       --verbose
           Be verbose to give user additional feedback.

       -v
       --version
           Show version information.
       -h
       --help
           Show usage and basic help information.


REPORTING BUGS
       Report  bugs  to http://bugzilla.gnome.org (product name "intltool") or
       send email to <xml-i18n-toolsATgnome.org>.

AUTHOR
       Darin Adler <darinATbentspoon.com>
       Kenneth Christiansen <kennethATgnu.org>
       Maciej Stachowiak <mjsATeazel.com>


SEE ALSO
       intltoolize(8),  intltool-update(8),   intltool-extract(8),   intltool-
       merge(8)



intltool                          2003-08-02               INTLTOOL-PREPARE(8)