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

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 07 Aug 2007 12:23:31 AM UTC  
 
Category:  Doc Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Bruno Haible <haible>
Open/Closed:  Open

Mon 04 Mar 2013 12:13:44 PM UTC, 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 05 Mar 2008 09:24:49 AM UTC, 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 07 Aug 2007 12:23:31 AM UTC, 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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