Re: gettext

philip chimento gmail com writes:

After trying it out, it's very unfortunate that msgfmt doesn't have an
argument allowing you to specify a custom ITS rule; it only detects
ones that have been installed into the Gettext data directories.

The xgettext's --its option was originally added for testing purpose (to
check if a given ITS file works as expected).  The suggested way to
specify custom ITS rules is to install those files in
/usr/share/gettext, because of ...

Also, if you use xgettext's --its option to specify a custom ITS rule,
then it seems not to pick up translatable strings from C sources
anymore; but without it, it won't pick them up from the XML
files. I'll check again tomorrow and otherwise report this as a bug.

... this.  It is the same limitation that -L, -k, --flags options are
effective for all input files.  There was a discussion to support
per-file options, but it is not implemented yet:

Anyway, thanks for writing up the document!

Daiki Ueno

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