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2.2. Obtaining and Translating Projects

Now that you have prepared a directory structure, you can download a file to translate. You may need to communicate with other translators in your language team to avoid conflict. If you are not sure, please contact your language coordinator. Also locking a file will avoid conflict.
  1. Visit your language page such as, and select a target release. The interface will redirect you to a page for that release, such as
  2. Scroll down the page to find the table of all projects available for that release. Use the down-arrow icon labeled Download po/ja.po in the option area of each project to download the po file as the name of your choice to the directory you created in the previous section (e.g. abrt.po).
  3. Now the file is ready for translation. Translate the po file into your language with a po editor of your choice such as Lokalize or gtranslator.
  4. Check the integrity of your file before commit.
    msgfmt -cvo /dev/null abrt.po


If any error message appears, correct it before commit.