Translating manpages

Yuri Chornoivan yurchor at
Tue Apr 13 16:02:13 UTC 2010

написане Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:32:18 +0300, Stephen Gallagher  
<sgallagh at>:

> I want to derail this thread slightly. How would one go about
> configuring a project to enable translations of manpages by Transifex?
> My project (SSSD) already uses Transifex for translating user messages,
> but I'd like for us to be able to make the manpages available for
> translation as well.
> We write our manpages in Docbook XML, so it can be easily converted into
> Troff, HTML, etc.
> My question is: how can we extract strings from this XML so that we can
> add them to the .pot file for Transifex?


You can use xml2po (gnome-doc-utils) or xml2pot (kdesdk-po2xml). DocBook  
has nothing with man groff format.

To automate export process you can use some script  
(DocBook->xml2pot->pot->Transifex->po->po2xml->Translated docbooks).

Best regards,

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