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a set of tools to centralize translation of many different file formats.

intltool is a set of tools to centralize translation of many different file formats using GNU gettext-compatible PO files. The intltool collection can be used to do these things:

  • Extract translatable strings from various source files (, glade,,,
  • Collect the extracted strings together with messages from traditional source files (.c, .h) in po/$(PACKAGE).pot.
  • Merge back the translations from .po files into .xml, .desktop and oaf files. This merge step will happen at build resp. installation time.



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Kelly Hopkins

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19 March 2009

Leaders and contributors

Danilo Å egan Maintainer
Rodney Dawes Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Debian (Ref)

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