Client localization design issues

Nico Williams nico at
Tue May 17 17:19:07 EDT 2011

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Greg Hudson <ghudson at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-05-17 at 15:14 -0400, Nico Williams wrote:
>> Use the GNU xgettext(1).  You can tell it what constant string
>> arguments to what functions to extract.  This is what SunSSH does.
> That would be for extracting *marked* strings and generating pot files.
> I need a tool to list what strings constants have not been marked, so I
> can review them and decide whether they need to be translated.  (This is
> the tedious part.)  This is a one-time job.

So run xgettext twice, once to extract the marked strings, and once to
extract all strings using -x to exclude strings extracted in the first


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