Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What is PO file?

PO file is the file format to save message for internationalization and localization (I18n, L10n)

It is from a open source project: gettext

The format like:
# translator-comments
#. extracted-comments
#: reference...
#, flag...
#| msgid previous-untranslated-string
msgid untranslated-string
msgstr translated-string

#: lib/error.c:116
msgid "Unknown system error"
msgstr "Error desconegut del sistema"

It is very friendly for developer and translator working together, and also make code more readable. To ASP.NET developer is another choice than resource file.

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