Re: Translating Abiword to Lingala

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Sat Jan 31 2004 - 18:07:22 EST

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    On Sat, 31 Jan 2004, Ingo Lantschner (Lists) wrote:

    > Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 23:59:01 +0100
    > From: "Ingo Lantschner (Lists)" <>
    > To:
    > Subject: Translating Abiword to Lingala
    > Hi all,
    > I followed the instructions on the webpage, downloaded the cvs-tree and
    > have now a li-CD.po (Lingala in Congo-Kinshasa). Some questions arise:
    > 1. Is it possible to test if we are doing it right with just a part of the
    > file already translated?

    If you can generate the .strings file I think Abiword will let you use it
    immediately without a recompile (but I'm probably forgetting some
    important details).

    > 2. It would be much easyer, if the msgid would be in French and not
    > English - is this possible?

    In your copy of Abiword look for the file fr-Fr.strings which contains the
    messages in French.

    > 3. Is there a way to start with the most important parts (Menu-entries
    > f.e.) and leave other, more not so often used dialogs for later? How can I
    > identify f.e. the Menus and Submenues?

    I know you can indentify them by looking at the source code (almost all
    the strings are in only two files and they later get merged when the
    .PO file is created) but I dont know if you can tell from the PO files.

    Hope that helps.
    Thank you for helping to make Abiword even better


    Alan Horkan

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