Translate Toolkit & Pootle

Tools to help you make your software local

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This page aims to compare the possibilities and limitations of search functions using pogrep and indexing features.

pogrep indexing
Regular expressions
Fields (source, target, etc.)
Case-sensitivity ✘ (always case insensitive)
Unicode normalisation ✔ (auto) ✔ (auto)
Recursive ✔ (auto) ✔ (maybe needs changes in Pootle)


Regular expressions

The indexing engines can match the following:

  • single words (complete or incomplete; the start must always match)
  • multiple words
  • regular expressions are not supported


The filename of each string is indexed, thus the indexing code supports file based filtering. Pootle with pogrep can work automatically on a subdirectory of a project.