msgen

Very simple program that creates an English translation file, where all translations are a copy of the original, but marked as fuzzy. A translator can then run through all messages and correct any typing errors or improve any words, if needed.

NAME
       msgen - create English message catalog

SYNOPSIS
       msgen [OPTION] INPUTFILE

DESCRIPTION
       Creates	an  English  translation  catalog.  The input file is the last
       created English PO file, or a PO Template file  (generally  created  by
       xgettext).   Untranslated  entries  are	assigned a translation that is
       identical to the msgid, and are marked fuzzy.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are	mandatory  for	short  options
       too.

   Input file location:
       INPUTFILE
	      input PO or POT file

       -D, --directory=DIRECTORY
	      add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

       If input file is -, standard input is read.

   Output file location:
       -o, --output-file=FILE
	      write output to specified file

       The  results are written to standard output if no output file is speci-
       fied or if it is -.

   Output details:
       -e, --no-escape
	      do not use C escapes in output (default)

       -E, --escape
	      use C escapes in output, no extended chars

       --force-po
	      write PO file even if empty

       -i, --indent
	      indented output style

       --no-location
	      suppress '#: filename:line' lines

       --add-location
	      preserve '#: filename:line' lines (default)

       --strict
	      strict Uniforum output style

       -w, --width=NUMBER
	      set output page width

       --no-wrap
	      do not break long message lines, longer  than  the  output  page
	      width, into several lines

       -s, --sort-output
	      generate sorted output

       -F, --sort-by-file
	      sort output by file location

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
	      display this help and exit

       -V, --version
	      output version information and exit

AUTHOR
       Written by Bruno Haible.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2001-2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR	 A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for msgen is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and msgen programs are properly installed at  your  site,  the
       command

	      info msgen

       should give you access to the complete manual.