Howto install a translation

Asked by Mandarine on 2009-08-14


can somebody please tell me how to install a translation / change the language in gwibber? I managed to download the .po file but don't know where to put it ...


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Colin Dean (colindean) said : #1

Unfortunately, it's not quite so straightforward.

A .po file is similar to a source code file. It has to be compiled into a .mo file, which is kinda like a database for translation for a certain language.

I'd recommend waiting until the next release of Gwibber, or at least the next merge of languages if you're running a daily build.

If you really need it, you might be able to manually compile and install the .mo file. For this example, we'll use xx as the language code. Anywhere you see xx, substitute the actual language code.

You already downloaded xx.po. Use the command "msgfmt -o xx.po". Next, execute "sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/locale/xx/LC_MESSAGES/". Next, execute "mv /usr/share/locale/xx/LC_MESSAGES/".

Close gwibber and reopen it. Theoretically, if your locale is set to your chosen language, you'll automatically see gwibber translated. Gwibber simply detects your locale from your environment and uses it.

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