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NewsForge: Open Source Translation Tools

Mar 24, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"Do you speak open source, but English is not your native language? You can turn to a growing list of user-friendly tools for translators, including specialized graphical tools like poEdit, KBabel, and Gtranslator.

"Most of the popular open source applications use the GNU gettext framework, which specifies that applications store the strings of words they use (for constructing the interface, error messages, documentation, etc.) in portable object (PO) files. When a PO file does not have any translations, it is called a POT (PO template) file..."

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