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MSGFMT(1)			      GNU			     MSGFMT(1)

NAME
       msgfmt -	compile	message	catalog	to binary format

SYNOPSIS
       msgfmt [OPTION] filename.po ...

DESCRIPTION
       Generate	binary message catalog from textual translation	description.

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.  Similarly for optional arguments.

   Input file location:
       filename.po ...
	      input files

       -D, --directory=DIRECTORY
	      add DIRECTORY to list for	input files search

       If input	file is	-, standard input is read.

   Operation mode:
       -j, --java
	      Java mode: generate a Java ResourceBundle	class

       --java2
	      like --java, and assume Java2 (JDK 1.2 or	higher)

       --csharp
	      C# mode: generate	a .NET .dll file

       --csharp-resources
	      C# resources mode: generate a .NET .resources file

       --tcl  Tcl mode:	generate a tcl/msgcat .msg file

       --qt   Qt mode: generate	a Qt .qm file

       --desktop
	      Desktop Entry mode: generate a .desktop file

       --xml  XML mode:	generate XML file

   Output file location:
       -o, --output-file=FILE
	      write output to specified	file

       --strict
	      enable strict Uniforum mode

       If output file is -, output is written to standard output.

   Output file location	in Java	mode:
       -r, --resource=RESOURCE
	      resource name

       -l, --locale=LOCALE
	      locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY

       --source
	      produce a	.java file, instead of a .class	file

       -d DIRECTORY
	      base directory of	classes	directory hierarchy

       The class name is determined by appending the locale name  to  the  re-
       source name, separated with an underscore.  The -d option is mandatory.
       The class is written under the specified	directory.

   Output file location	in C# mode:
       -r, --resource=RESOURCE
	      resource name

       -l, --locale=LOCALE
	      locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY

       -d DIRECTORY
	      base directory for locale	dependent .dll files

       The -l and -d options are mandatory.  The .dll file  is	written	 in  a
       subdirectory  of	 the specified directory whose name depends on the lo-
       cale.

   Output file location	in Tcl mode:
       -l, --locale=LOCALE
	      locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY

       -d DIRECTORY
	      base directory of	.msg message catalogs

       The -l and -d options are mandatory.  The .msg file is written  in  the
       specified directory.

   Desktop Entry mode options:
       -l, --locale=LOCALE
	      locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY

       -o, --output-file=FILE
	      write output to specified	file

       --template=TEMPLATE
	      a	.desktop file used as a	template

       -d DIRECTORY
	      base directory of	.po files

       -kWORD, --keyword=WORD
	      look for WORD as an additional keyword

       -k, --keyword
	      do not to	use default keywords

       The  -l,	-o, and	--template options are mandatory.  If -D is specified,
       input files are read from the directory instead of the command line ar-
       guments.

   XML mode options:
       -l, --locale=LOCALE
	      locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY

       -L, --language=NAME
	      recognise	the specified XML language

       -o, --output-file=FILE
	      write output to specified	file

       --template=TEMPLATE
	      an XML file used as a template

       -d DIRECTORY
	      base directory of	.po files

       The  -l,	-o, and	--template options are mandatory.  If -D is specified,
       input files are read from the directory instead of the command line ar-
       guments.

   Input file syntax:
       -P, --properties-input
	      input files are in Java .properties syntax

       --stringtable-input
	      input files are in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

   Input file interpretation:
       -c, --check
	      perform	 all	the    checks	implied	  by   --check-format,
	      --check-header, --check-domain

       --check-format
	      check language dependent format strings

       --check-header
	      verify presence and contents of the header entry

       --check-domain
	      check for	conflicts between domain  directives  and  the	--out-
	      put-file option

       -C, --check-compatibility
	      check that GNU msgfmt behaves like X/Open	msgfmt

       --check-accelerators[=CHAR]
	      check presence of	keyboard accelerators for menu items

       -f, --use-fuzzy
	      use fuzzy	entries	in output

   Output details:
       -a, --alignment=NUMBER
	      align strings to NUMBER bytes (default: 1)

       --endianness=BYTEORDER
	      write out	32-bit numbers in the given byte order (big or little,
	      default depends on platform)

       --no-hash
	      binary file will not include the hash table

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
	      display this help	and exit

       -V, --version
	      output version information and exit

       --statistics
	      print statistics about translations

       -v, --verbose
	      increase verbosity level

AUTHOR
       Written by Ulrich Drepper.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 1995-1998,	2000-2016 Free Software	Foundation, Inc.   Li-
       cense   GPLv3+:	 GNU   GPL  version  3	or  later  <http://gnu.org/li-
       censes/gpl.html>
       This is free software: you are free  to	change	and  redistribute  it.
       There is	NO WARRANTY, to	the extent permitted by	law.

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation	 for msgfmt is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and msgfmt programs are properly installed  at  your	 site,
       the command

	      info msgfmt

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 0.19.8.1	   June	2016			     MSGFMT(1)

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