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:
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!