Preparing for Transifex
This can only be done if you have appropriate powers in our Transifex project. Before you can get started, you will need to
- install the Transifex client on your machine.
- create a .transifexrc file in your home directory, which will be used as login credentials with Transifex, and
Installing the Appstream Validator
During the translation update process, we also validate the
debian/appdata.xml file. in order for this to work, you will need to install the
Installing the Formatting Tools
sudo pip install pyformat sudo apt install clang-format
Synchronizing the translations and updating the source code
A guide on how to set up new templates and push/pull translations is provided on the Transifex Docs page. For routine translation maintenance, these are the steps you will need to take:
utils/merge_and_push_translations.sh. This will pull current trunk and the translations from Transifex, update the developers list and appdata translations, then update and merge the translation catalogs and push everything to trunk and Transifex.
Once in a while, and during the release process, our translation validation script should be run. It is located in
You will need the
translate-toolkit packages to run this.
The result should be checked and issues that might be false positives passed on to the translators for review. Do not blindly "fix" everything - translators' judgement is needed here. The
nplurals checks need to be clean though -
printf errors can cause crashes.