[Zope3-Users] i18nextract.py issue

Hermann Himmelbauer dusty at qwer.tk
Fri Oct 31 03:08:40 EDT 2008

Am Donnerstag 30 Oktober 2008 15:39:03 schrieb hass:
> Hi,
> I have been struggling to extract messageIDs out of my application and
> list save them into a .POT file.
> I only know that this used to be a relatively straightforward process
> untill 3.2 when zope was installed from the source code but what about now?

Yep, I was also stunned when switching from the tar.gz to the buildout 
process. What I personally did, was to create the following parts in my 
buildout.cfg (my product is called "zbsp"):

recipe = lovely.recipe:i18n
eggs = bsp
package = zbsp
domain = zbsp
location = ..
output = locales

Don't forget to add your eggs and reference the i18n-section in the [parts] 

Then, I created in my package src directory a subdir called "locale", which 
contains the file "update_locales.sh" with the following contents:


# Message Catalog Template extrahieren

# Copy for english
msgfmt zbsp.pot -o en/LC_MESSAGES/zbsp.mo

# Merge for other languages
cp de/LC_MESSAGES/zbsp.po de/LC_MESSAGES/zbsp.po.backup
msgmerge -U de/LC_MESSAGES/zbsp.po zbsp.pot

Extraction works well this way, with the minor issue that the "i18n_domain" 
attribute in the ZCML-configure element is ignored, instead all message-ids 
are extracted from ZCML files.

Best Regards,

hermann at qwer.tk
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