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Currently installed locales

locale translation status author team
en_US 100% (builtin)
ru_RU 100% Lutsenko Denis <>
fr_FR 100% Charles Plessy <> fran├žais <>
pt_BR 100% Nelson A. de Oliveira <> Debian i10n Português <>
es_ES 94.23% Luis Rivas Vañó <> español <>
ar_EG 53.85% Amr Helmy <> Arabic <>
it_IT 96.15% David Paleino <> Italian <>
de_DE 94.23% Steffen Möller, Andreas Tille <{moeller,tille}> German <>

Updating locales

To update existing locales with new messages from the code, first cd to the locale/ directory:

$ cd trunk/community/website/locale/

After that, you will find some scripts there. So, run:
$ ./update-messages
$ ./update-locales
$ svn ci -m "Catalogs updated"
Commit of revision xxx done.

After that, pick up your favourite editor, edit your .po file, and commit it!

Add new locale

To add a new locale, please use your authenticated SVN access.
First, checkout the locale/ directory:

$ svn co svn+ssh://

After this, create a new directory for your locale (let's suppose it's fr_FR):
$ mkdir -p fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/

Next step is actually adding the .po catalog. Copy the .pot template to your newly created directory, and start translating:
$ cp messages.pot fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po
$ vi messages.po

Now you need to compile the catalog you've just translated, and add everything under SVN control (we're in the LC_MESSAGES/ directory in this example):
$ msgfmt messages.po
$ ls messages.po
$ cd ../../ # up to the locale/ directory
$ ls
it_IT/ fr_FR/ messages.pot
$ svn add fr_FR/
A fr_FR/
A fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po

Now it's time to commit the changes:
$ svn commit -m "Adding fr_FR locale"
Sending      locale/fr_FR/
Sending      locale/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/
Sending      locale/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/
Sending      locale/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po
Sending data ....
Commit of Revision xxx done.

Please note that the automatic loading of locales has not been tested yet. Please send an e-mail to if you encounter any problems.

$ SVN export - rev. 24997 - Last update by tille - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:08:22 +0000 $