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5 Making the PO Template File

After preparing the sources, the programmer creates a PO template file. This section explains how to use xgettext for this purpose.

xgettext creates a file named ‘domainname.po’. You should then rename it to ‘domainname.pot’. (Why doesn’t xgettext create it under the name ‘domainname.pot’ right away? The answer is: for historical reasons. When xgettext was specified, the distinction between a PO file and PO file template was fuzzy, and the suffix ‘.pot’ wasn’t in use at that time.)

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