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Re: Use "--previous" when updating PO files for manpages

On Sat, 2009-08-01 at 00:47:17 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-07-22 at 17:28:01 +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > The attached patch is meant to use the "--previous" version of po4a
> > (implemented in po4a 0.31) when (re)generating PO files for manpages.
> > 
> > That would allow translators to more easily figure out what changed in
> > a strings when it has been fuzzied by a change in the original string.
> Thanks for the patch. It was missing an instance of the po4a call
> though.

I rewrote a bit the way po4a is being used, and added “--previous” to
the refactored option variables. [0]

> > We briefly discussed this with Guillem today.
> Right, and also as discussed I filed a bug report on gettext (#538137)
> to be able to use --previous for msgmerge, so that we can use it
> everywhere. I'll be applying this first patch and once gettext gains
> support for it write the other part.

Meanwhile, this has been fixed upstream.


[0] <http://git.debian.org/?p=dpkg/dpkg.git;a=commitdiff;h=df0845ef>

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