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itstool — convert between XML and PO using ITS

Synopsis

itstool [Options] XMLFILES...
itstool -m <MOFILE> [Options] XMLFILES...
itstool -j <XMLFILE> [Options] MOFILES...

Description

itstool extracts messages from XML files and outputs PO template files, then merges translations from MO files to create translated XML files. It determines what to translate and how to chunk it into messages using the W3C Internationalization Tag Set (ITS).

To extract messages from XML files XMLFILES and output them to OUT.pot:

itstool -o OUT.pot XMLFILES

After merging with existing translations or translating strings, generate an MO file with msgfmt(1), then output translated files to the directory DIR:

itstool -m OUT.mo -o DIR XMLFILES

You can also create a single multilingual XML output file using an input XML file and a set of MO files:

itstool -j FILE.xml -o OUT.xml MOFILES

ITS definitions are loaded from the built-in rules, rules embedded in the source XML files, files passed with the -i option, and ITS attributes in the source XML files. Later definitions take precedence. You can disable built-in rules by passing the -n option.

Options

Extracting

-o OUT.pot
--out OUT.pot

output PO template to the file OUT.pot

Merging

-m MOFILE XMLFILES
--merge MOFILE XMLFILES

merge from an MO file MOFILE and output translated XML files for source XMLFILES

-l LANG
--lang LANG

explicitly set the language code output to XML

-o OUT
--out OUT

output XML files in the directory OUT

Joining

-j MLIFILE MOFILES
--join XMLFILE MOFILES

join translations from MOFILES into a multilingual file based on source XMLFILE

-o OUT.xml
--out OUT.xml

output to the XML file OUT.xml

Common

-i ITS
--its ITS

load the ITS rules in the file ITS (can specify multiple times)

-n
--no-builtins

do not apply the built-in ITS rules that ship with itstool

-s
--strict

exit with error when PO files contain broken XML

-d
--load-dtd

load external DTDs used by input XML files

-k
--keep-entities

keep entity references unexpanded in PO files

-p NAME VALUE
--param NAME VALUE

define ITS parameter NAME to the value VALUE (can specify multiple times)

Author

Shaun McCance <shaunm@gnome.org>

See Also

More documentation for itstool is maintained online. For more information, see:

http://itstool.org/documentation/

Info

December 2013 itstool 2.0.2