translating to Spanish - hello and questions

Yuri Chornoivan yurchor at
Sat Apr 14 16:14:30 CEST 2018

субота, 14 квітня 2018 р. 14:27:00 EEST emma peel написано:
> hello!
> i have been a user of gpg for many years so i thought it was maybe time to
> give back :D
> I want to help out on the translation of the gnupg2 family of programs. I
> have been translating for some Free Software applications for a while and I
> am used a little to the gettext format.
> I already contributed an update to gnupg2 (still needs a final touch), and I
> want to start translating libgpg-error.
> The libgpgerror sourcecode does not have a po/es.po file yet :(
> So I cloned the repo at
> I tried to generate an es.po file with `intltool-update -p` but it failed
> because some files are missing, and even when I added such files to
>, the resulting es.po file was very short (only 29 strings,
> compared to i.e. 444 in the de.po file).
> While translating the gnupg es.po file it was nice for me to be able to
> generate my file, because i could have a look at the code easily with the
> references intltool added on top of each string. With Poedit I can just
> right-click on a string while translating, and a browser will open with the
> exact line of code where this string is generated. gives me idea of
> the context and I can make a better translation then (and practice my rusty
> C as a bonus)
> I did a test, copying the German version and deleting the translations to
> start anew. I will follow up this way if I cannot generate the .po files
> myself, even when it looks a bit dodgy and I depend on the other
> translations to be updated, and I have no way to check on this.
> But I would really like to be able to generate the files myself if that is
> possible.
> Is there any link to instructions on how to generate .pot files, and refresh
> po/$LOCALE.po files from them? I looked at the webpage and the readmes in
> the repo but I could not find any.
> If not, I will just go with the 'copy from German po' approach.


The POT catalogue can be generated from git using the standard procedure:

./configure --enable-maintainer-mode
cd po
make update-po

The newest POT is attached to this message for the reference.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
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