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Re: lynx-dev protection 444 for fr.po

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev protection 444 for fr.po
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 06:46:59 +0300 (MSK)

> I still don't understand why you feel the need to maintain fr.po unless
> you just enjoy doing it.  Anyway, I assume you know about the -j option
> to xgettext.  It would also make the file a bit smaller if you'd use
> the --no-location option.  Since you plan on supporting the build in
> /po, you might consider adding the --no-location option as a default.

> I did find that I lost about half of the 400+ translated strings I had
> done on Jim's code set when I updated to dev2.  I hope to be able to
> salvage them, but it might mean hand editing.  (Moan.)  If I figure out
> what triggered the loss, I'll let you know.  I hadn't worked on any
> strings with html tags in them, so that wasn't it.  Did you switch
> locations of "%s" or "%d" in places?  There were a few strings with
> trailing white space.  Are these all going to be revised to strip it
> off?  (If so, I'll put off translating those, too.)

You contradict yourself: .po and .pot files have comments for filename/line
info, if you remove it you easily fall into such a problem.
Look in LYMessages.en.h (dev2) for you lost strings, they are mostly there.

> __Henry

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