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GNU                                                     MSGFMT(1)

NAME

msgfmt - compile message catalog to binary format

SYNOPSIS

msgfmt [OPTION] filename.po ...

DESCRIPTION

Generate binary message catalog from textual translation description. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. Input file location: filename.po ... input files -D, --directory=DIRECTORY add DIRECTORY to list for input files search If input file is -, standard input is read. Operation mode: -j, --java Java mode: generate a Java ResourceBundle class --java2 like --java, and assume Java2 (JDK 1.2 or higher) --tcl Tcl mode: generate a tcl/msgcat .msg file Output file location: -o, --output-file=FILE write output to specified file --strict enable strict Uniforum mode If output file is -, output is written to standard output. Output file location in Java mode: -r, --resource=RESOURCE resource name -l, --locale=LOCALE locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY -d DIRECTORY base directory of classes directory hierarchy GNU gettext 0.11.5 Last change: August 2002 1 GNU MSGFMT(1) The class name is determined by appending the locale name to the resource name, separated with an underscore. The -d option is mandatory. The class is written under the speci- fied directory. Output file location in Tcl mode: -l, --locale=LOCALE locale name, either language or language_COUNTRY -d DIRECTORY base directory of .msg message catalogs The -l and -d options are mandatory. The .msg file is writ- ten in the specified directory. Input file interpretation: -c, --check perform all the checks implied by --check-format, --check-header, --check-domain --check-format check language dependent format strings --check-header verify presence and contents of the header entry --check-domain check for conflicts between domain directives and the --output-file option -C, --check-compatibility check that GNU msgfmt behaves like X/Open msgfmt --check-accelerators[=CHAR] check presence of keyboard accelerators for menu items -f, --use-fuzzy use fuzzy entries in output Output details: -a, --alignment=NUMBER align strings to NUMBER bytes (default: 1) --no-hash binary file will not include the hash table Informative output: -h, --help display this help and exit -V, --version output version information and exit GNU gettext 0.11.5 Last change: August 2002 2 GNU MSGFMT(1) --statistics print statistics about translations -v, --verbose increase verbosity level

AUTHOR

Written by Ulrich Drepper.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright O 1995-1998, 2000-2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying condi- tions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for msgfmt is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msgfmt programs are properly installed at your site, the command info msgfmt should give you access to the complete manual. GNU gettext 0.11.5 Last change: August 2002 3