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[Resolved] translation error: missing msgstr[] section

  • RavanH
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    @ravanh

    When creating a Dutch translation for the Twenty Ten theme based on the included POT file, I ran into an error when trying to save the translation:

    .../nl_NL.po:127: missing msgstr[] section
    msgfmt: found 1 fatal error

    After that, Poedit closed but the saved .po and mo files are corrupted and my translation seemed lost. GRRRRRR 🙁

    Searching Poedit bugreports and other resources I found how I could ‘fix’ the problem in the .po file:
    There was a line in the header missing:
    "Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=(n != 1);\n"
    And the problematic translation that was:

    #: comments.php:35
    #, php-format
    msgid "One Response to %2$s"
    msgid_plural "%1$s Responses to %2$s"

    I completed with:

    #: comments.php:35
    #, php-format
    msgid "One Response to %2$s"
    msgid_plural "%1$s Responses to %2$s"
    msgstr[0] ""
    msgstr[1] ""

    After that, Poedit could open the .po file and let me finish the translation and create a working .mo translation file from it… Pfffff…

    I have no idea if the whole thing was caused by me doing something wrong when I created the new translation from the .pot file or because there is something wrong with the pot file it self… Can anyone tell me what went wrong ?

    Thanks 🙂

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