trans - translation tool for use with source message catalogs
trans [-c] [-o name] file.msg
Display comment lines beginning with a dollar sign ($) for translation, in addition to messages.
Call the output file
default is output file name is
The trans command assists in the translation of source message catalogs. The command reads input from file.msg and writes its output to either a file named trans.msg or a file you name on the command line. The command displays file.msg in a multiple window screen that lets you simultaneously see the original message, the translated text you enter, and any messages from the trans command. This multiple window screen is easier to use for translating messages than a single window screen.
The top window in the multiple window screen displays the text in the message source file file.msg. The editor displays the current message in reverse video.
In the center window, trans displays a prompt that asks you to enter a translated message. You use a control key editor to move the cursor and delete text in the center window. The control key sequences are defined as follows:
|CTRL/k||Display control key help|
|CTRL/e||Move to end of input|
|CTRL/b||Move to beginning of input|
|CTRL/i||Insert mode (default)|
|DEL||Delete previous character|
If you need to span more than one line with the translated text, type a backslash (\) and press the RETURN key to enable line continuation. After you finish entering the translated text, press the RETURN key to signal that you have finished translating that message.
The bottom window displays any messages generated by
trans. If an error occurs,
prompts you to re-enter
the entire line, including the message label or number.
Your terminal must be 80 columns by 24 lines for trans to display its three-window screen.
You cannot interrupt a
and restart it at the point you stopped. You must complete the all the changes
to a file before exiting a file.
extract(1), gencat(1), strextract(1), strmerge(1)
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