A well integrated set of tools and documentation to help programmers, translators, and users make other GNU packages produce multi-lingual messages. The tools include a set of conventions about how programs should be written to support message catalogs, a directory and file naming organzation for those message catalogs, a runtime library that supports retrieval of translated messages, and a few stand-alone programs to manipulate sets of strings. A special GNU Emacs mode also helps work with these strings.
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This is a GNU package:gettext
released on 24 December 2014
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv3orlater||Kelly Hopkins||4 June 2010|
|LGPLv2.1orlater||Kelly Hopkins||4 June 2010|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=gettext.git|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gettext.git|
|Weak prerequisite||C# (mono)|
|Required to use||glibc|
|Weak prerequisite||GNU ncurses|
|Weak prerequisite||Java (gcj)|
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