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2011/3/2 Dwayne Bailey <>:

On 2011-03-02 09:45, Andras Timar wrote:

2011/3/2 Dwayne Bailey<>:

I few years ago I worked on some changes to oo2po that allowed the
'x-comment' language to be extracted to translator comments.  Similarly
'translations' of x-comment could be pushed back into the source.

This puts translator comments in the hands of people who understand what
needs commenting.  Comments would be useful in place where:

 1. Variables are not clearly defined
 2. Blank entries
 3. Verb/noun disambiguation

I haven't used the x-comment feature since I wrote it.  But I assume it
still work.

It works quite simply.  The 'translations' are placed in x-comment
 When running oo2po the 'x-comments' are placed in the PO files
comments section.

Then on Pootle any translator can make a suggestion to the x-comment
language, an English review team would go through those comments, make
in the source string or accept the comment.  Each release would need to
'translated' by the team to review any new texts.

Hi Dwayne,

This sound very interesting. How can you extract x-comments that it is
not present in the SDF template? Can you please give us the commands
to use?

This is the bit that is outside of my expertise.  How is the EN/DE .sdf
created in the first place.  From my understanding it would then be a matter
of adding x-comment.

It needs further investigation then. .sdf file does not contain
x-comment by default.
Caolan has added a new easy hack to address this issue:


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