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Some strings can not be translated

Hi all!

I'm trying to translate into russian some Askbot's interface that has not been translated yet.

But on my way I found some strings that I cannot find in .po files (even if I'm trying makemessages from scratch).

1) 'sign out' link at top bar

2) 'member since' in user profile

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3) big button 'ASK YOUR QUESTION' 'post

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4) 'post a comment' link on question page

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5) Asked, Seen and Last updated strings from the sidebar.

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Could anyone suggest how can I translate these strings? Any help would be appreciated.

Vlad's avatar
asked 2012-03-09 17:19:28 -0500, updated 2012-03-09 17:20:18 -0500
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2 Answers


Try following these instructions, maybe it helps. I also had similar problems, most of which I solved the way it is explained there.

zaf's avatar
answered 2012-04-04 13:20:32 -0500
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When I run cd askbot python ../ jinja2_makemessages -l ru -e html,py,txt

as described at , an empty ru/LC_MESSAGES catalog is being created in askbot/locale catalog.

And I'd wonder if any .po file would be created, because all askbot code resides in site-packages.

Vlad's avatar Vlad (2012-04-15 14:44:30 -0500) edit
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Agreed with @zaf, you need to extract message string from your template and translate them manually or merge with existing translation.

Around a week ago I translated on 'ru' all strings of django.pot that was changed since last official translation update. You can find it here.

I need to aware you that .pot file is not very clean - over an thousand obsolete words (few hundred strings). Along with original translate there was annoying bug - you need to delete string #7172 ('#, python-format') to avoid compilation issues.

Hope it can be helpful for you.

Olloff's avatar
answered 2012-04-04 13:51:46 -0500, updated 2012-04-04 14:00:20 -0500
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