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Localization tools for .pot .po .mo files? (4 posts)

  1. LAffaire
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I read how to localize themes here in the WP codex:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/I18n_for_WordPress_Developers and also here:
    http://urbangiraffe.com/articles/localizing-wordpress-themes-and-plugins and here:
    http://ryan.boren.me/2004/11/01/localizing-plugins-and-themes/

    I understand how to mark my theme and what the role of the pot, po and mo files is - in theory. In reality, one article says to run "a localization tool" to generate them. The other one says "You just need to generate a POT file." Great. :-/ Care to tell us what "a tool" is and how to "just generate" the pot file?

    The WordPress Codex page refers to a GNU gettext tool. Had a look at their site http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/ and it's clear they went to great lengths to make it as confusing as possible for normal people to get this to work.

    I'm not a GNU/Linux/SVN/computer science expert. I'm just a blogger with basic programming skills, want to localize my blog and move on with my live. Can someone please explain in "idiot English" what tools I need and how to run them? Thanks, I'd really appreciate it!

  2. LAffaire
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Anybody?

  3. Rafael Sirotheau
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If I understand right... you need 'Poedit'... just google for it...
    Hope this help!

  4. Here are the basic steps for using Poedit for WordPress translation.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Translating_WordPress#Translating_With_Poedit
    Since you want to translate themes. ignore "official WordPress POT file" link and just use your theme's POT file.

    You can scroll down a little to read about "Translating With Gettext Tools" as well (you will need to install gettext on your machine; try googling "gettext install mac", "gettext install XP" etc according to your platform)

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