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Re: po files (was: Re: debian-faq 4.0.1 ready for upload)

On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 04:56:41PM +0930, Clytie Siddall wrote:
> On 23/05/2008, at 12:11 AM, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
>> I'm not very optimistic about having the new DocBook/UTF-8/po4a
>> FAQ ready for lenny. The po conversion of existing translations
>> (diverging a lot from the English version) is a boring,
>> difficult and error-prone task.
> That's a pity. Why is the po4a conversion so messy? Is that a po4a  
> problem, or a problem with existing translations not following the same 
> format?

It's just, that the English original changed (in some chapters)
a lot since the translations have been created. In theory, it
should be easier, if one gettextises from the very version, that
has been used for the translation...

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