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MSGUNTYPOT(1p)			  Po4a Tools			MSGUNTYPOT(1p)

NAME
       msguntypot - update PO files when a typo	is fixed in POT	file

SYNOPSIS
       msguntypot -o old_pot -n	new_pot	pofiles	...

DESCRIPTION
       When you	fix a trivial error which surely doesn't affect	translations
       (e.g.  a	typo) in a POT file, you should	unfuzzy	the corresponding
       msgstr in the translated	PO files to avoid so extra work	to the
       translators.

       This task is difficult and error	prone when done	manually, and this
       tool is there to	help doing so correctly. You just need to provide the
       two versions of the POT file: before the	edition	and after as marked in
       the above synopsis, and it all becomes automatic.

HOW TO USE IT
       In short, when you discover a typo in one of your [english] message, do
       the following:

       - Regenerate your POT and PO files.
	     make -C po/ update-po # for message program translations
	     debconf-updatepo	   # for debconf translations
	     po4a po4a.conf	   # for po4a based documentation translations

	   or something	else, depending	on your	project's building settings.
	   You know how	to make	sure your POT and PO files are uptodate, don't
	   you??

       - Make a	copy of	your POT file.
	     cp	myfile.pot myfile.pot.orig

       - Make a	copy of	all your PO files.
	     mkdir po_fridge; cp *.po po_fridge

       - Fix your typo.
	   $EDITOR the_file_in_which_there_is_a_typo

       - Regenerate your POT and PO files.
	   See above.

       At this point, the typo fix fuzzied all the translations, and this
       unfortunate change is the only one between the PO files of your main
       directory and the one from the fridge. Here is how to solve this.

       - Discard fuzzy translation, restore the	ones from the fridge.
	     cp	po_fridge/*.po .

       - Manually merge	the PO files with the new POT file, but	taking the
       useless fuzzy into account.
	     msguntypot	-o myfile.pot.orig -n myfile.pot *.po

       - Cleanups.
	     rm	-rf myfile.pot.orig po_fridge

       You're done. The	typo was eradicated from msgstr	of both	your POT and
       PO files, and the PO files were not fuzzyied in the process. Your
       translators love	you already.

SEE ALSO
       Despite its name, this tool is not part of the gettext tool suite. It
       is instead part of po4a.	More precisely,	it's a random Perl script
       using the fine po4a modules. For	more information about po4a, please
       see:

       po4a(7)

AUTHORS
	Martin Quinson (mquinson#debian,org)

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
       Copyright 2005 by SPI, inc.

       This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of GPL (see the COPYING file).

Po4a Tools			  2021-08-26			MSGUNTYPOT(1p)

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