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merging PO branches?

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How does one operate to merge different branches in a PO file?  It seems
traditional "diff & patch" methods are very fragile.

Let's say I modify a PO file, then prepare a patch to send the maintainer.
However, since PO files are full of references to C source line numbers, it's
very likely that when the PO is updated by the maintainer, my patch will no
longer work (context broken; fuzzy/offset matching is useless).

I've noticed the msg* tools in gettext offer a lot of possibilities for
filtering strings, etc.  But I couldn't find a "msgdiff/msgpatch" pair of
commands which is what I really wanted.

Am I missing something?

Robert Millan

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