lrelease man page

lrelease — generate Qt message files from Qt Linguist translation files

Synopsis

lrelease [ options ] project-file
lrelease [ options ] ts-files [ -qm qm-file ]

Description

This page documents the Qt Linguist Release tool for the Qt GUI toolkit. Lrelease reads a qmake/tmake project file (.pro file) and converts the translation files (.ts files) specified in it into Qt message files (.qm files) used by the application to translate.

The .qm file format is a compact binary format that provides extremely fast lookups for translations and that is used by Qt.

Options

-help
Display the usage and exit.
-nocompress
Do not compress the .qm files.
-verbose
Explain what is being done.
-version
Display the version of lrelease and exit.

Usage

Here is an example .pro file that can be given to lrelease:

HEADERS         = funnydialog.h \
                  wackywidget.h
SOURCES         = funnydialog.cpp \
                  main.cpp \
                  wackywidget.cpp
FORMS           = fancybox.ui
TRANSLATIONS    = gnomovision_dk.ts \
                  gnomovision_fi.ts \
                  gnomovision_no.ts \
                  gnomovision_se.ts

When running lrelease on this project file, the Qt message files gnomovision_dk.qm, gnomovision_fi.qm, gnomovision_no.qm and gnomovision_se.qm will be generated from gnomovision_dk.ts, gnomovision_fi.ts, gnomovision_no.ts and gnomovision_se.ts, respectively.

Lrelease can also be invoked with a list of .ts files to convert:

lrelease gnomovision_*.ts

See Also

lupdate(1) and http://doc.trolltech.com/i18n.html

Referenced By

lupdate(1).

18 October 2001 Trolltech AS