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What is the format (programming grammar) of .mo files and how do I create it?

Jul 9th, 2001 07:00
Ivan L., Guest,

gettext is a GNU Package: the gettext library comes with a set of 
utilities to (among others) : 
- extract those string you want translated from your code (xgettext), 
- possibly merge the resulting file with already existing .po 
translation files (msgmerge), 
- and "compile" your translation files into a .mo file (msgformat).
See http://www.gnu.org/manual/gettext/index.html for a complete 
The .mo format is described in