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Alienizering

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What is the best free pot/po translator?
« on: May 18, 2022, 05:26:11 am »
I tried Poedit but I can't get it to translate anything, it keeps telling me I need to go Pro. Are there any free good ones?

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Re: What is the best free pot/po translator?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2022, 09:31:40 am »
Maybe your expectations are not right: poedit itself does not "translate" anything, this still is your job. poedit only is a tool to enter the translated texts and to store them in the .po file format.
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Re: What is the best free pot/po translator?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2022, 09:49:34 am »
If you "go Pro" you do indeed get:

"Translate string-by-string, or save even more time by letting Poedit pre-translate entire files at once using the same tricks used to deliver suggestions. Then just make corrections."

Or you can simply use a search engine translator manually... in either case you will need to know enough of the foreign language not to make bizarre grammatical errors or total nonsense.

For example, in my first French class at school I had to translate "The cat saw the milk." for homework. Using my trusty English-French dictionary I came up with "Le chat scier le lait." which had the teacher in stitches of laughter the next day :-))
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Re: What is the best free pot/po translator?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2022, 10:47:01 am »
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Re: What is the best free pot/po translator?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2022, 11:23:16 am »
I use gorm (a delphi application, part of the dxgettext project), but I use a self compiled one.

The reason for gorm, is that it allows multi line translatables without forcing \n and format() use.

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Re: What is the best free pot/po translator?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2022, 04:47:13 pm »
Open Source Translation Database
http://littlesvr.ca/ostd/

Potential translations:
http://littlesvr.ca/ostd/translatepot.php

I test it with a simple PO file.  It is OK.

Alienizering

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Re: What is the best free pot/po translator?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2022, 06:53:59 pm »
oh! I wasn't aware that they are not translators! So I ended up making my own translator which do translate all the text in PO and POT files to any language without having to translate anything myself. I wonder why no one has made one, it's relatively simple to make!

 

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