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bug #20707: gettext documentation only makes two passing references to TRANSLATORS magic string

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue Aug 7 00:23:31 2007  
Category: DocSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Confirmed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Bruno Haible <haible>
Open/Closed: Open

Mon Mar 4 12:13:44 2013, comment #2:

I am almost sure It is not a magic string, It is a convention, because you have to pass "--add-comments=TRANSLATORS:" to xgettext in order to get them in the POT file (or only --add-comments).

I could get this bug report and patch the manual to clarify it if I am blessed by Bruno Haible, because already I have stealed him another bug report :)

Miguel Ángel Arruga Vivas <m1gu3l>
Project Member
Wed Mar 5 09:24:49 2008, comment #1:

Section "4.8 Letting Users Report Translation Bugs" in 0.17 seems to describe it pretty well (I didn't know about this and about --add-comments, but I understand it after reading that page).

Vaclav Slavik <vslavik>
Tue Aug 7 00:23:31 2007, original submission:

The gettext documentation does not properly mention the TRANSLATORS magic string that is used to give messages to translators.

Only two passing references are made but it is never properly explained.



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