Translate Toolkit & Pootle

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Setting up Pootle locales

information on how to correctly setup Pootle so users get interface fully localized to their own languages.

this page should mention

  • generating mo files if running from checkout
  • installing iso-codes package
  • working around distros that limit which mo files get installed (for iso-codes to work)
  • installing all system locales

System locales

Pootle uses system locales to figure out how to sort text in some pages and how to format numbers. locale files for all languages should be installed.

Installing all locales under Debian

as root run command

dpkg-reconfigure locales

and in the configuration dialog select all languages

Installing all locales under Ubuntu

run the following commands

sudo grep UTF-8 /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED | grep -v '^tr_' > /var/lib/locales/supported.d/all
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales