Quoting W. Martin Borgert (email@example.com): > Speaking of tools: po4a-gettextize splits long paragraphs into a > multi-line msgids. poedit concatenates such entries. I don't poedit is.....sometimes a fairly bad tool, IMHO. As you mention, it unwraps strings (msgid and msgstr) while most gettext tools use a 79-character wrapping scheme. Just try opening a PO file that got properly wrapped by msgcat, then simply save it in poedit --> the file will be unwrapped. In the past, it was also breaking down the former translation stuff (the "#|" lines in PO files), putting them before other lines, which is invalid according to the specs of PO format. All files produced by these versions of it were invalid. > care about the line format - but that way unreadable, huge diffs > are created. How do other people solve this problem? By using msgcat before doing anything useful with the PO file(s). This is for instance the policy in the French team: reformat files with msgcat before and after editing them, precisely to make diff more readable and useful. And, sometimes we forget about this (I am personnally forgetting much too often).
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