[Xfce-i18n] Checking a translation in a real situation (e.g: EO)?

Sylvain Vedrenne sylvain.vedrenne at free.fr
Wed Sep 28 23:02:55 CEST 2005

Daichi Kawahata wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 18:27:03 +0200
> sylvain.vedrenne at free.fr wrote:
> You don't have to compile a program from source if you have already
> workable binary installed, what you'll have to is just compile &
> install your PO file,
>   $ msgfmt -c -o package.mo eo.po
>   $ cp package.mo /usr/share/locale/eo/LC_MESSAGES
> [....]
> Like I said, try one of above latter two.

I managed to try - for xfce4-panel - what you suggested:
   $ cd ......../4.2-po/xfce4-panel/po/
   $ msgfmt -c -o xfce4-panel.mo eo.po
   $ cp xfce4-panel.mo /usr/share/locale/eo/LC_MESSAGES/

   $ export LANGUAGE=eo_EO
(I thought that:    $ export LANG=eo_EO.UTF-8
would have been sufficient, but it's not)

   $ killall xfce4-panel  (to kill the current instance of xfce4-panel)
   $ xfce4-panel

Result: it works! I can see some of the special esperanto fonts on the 
XFCE panel. Example: the letter 'cx' : 'c' with a '^' on it, like in the 
word 'lancxilo' (launcher).

Very nice! Now I know how to check my work in 'a real situation' (I mean 
with the GUI running).

Thanks a lot.

Lernu! http://www.lernu.net

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