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2.5. Proofreading Translations


Since Fedora 12, the composed live image has been available to download for reviewing and correcting software translation in user interface. This live image is composed around a week before Fedora Software Translation Deadline and made available by deadline date. This image should include all latest translation submitted at this point.
To proofread your translation as part of the software, follow these steps:
  1. Change directory to the package you want to proofread. For example,
    cd ~/myproject/system-config-printer/
  2. Convert the po file to a mo file using msgfmt with -o option:
    msgfmt -o ja.po
  3. As a root user, overwrite the existing mo file in /usr/share/locale/lang/LC_MESSAGES/.
    First, back up the existing file:
    su -
    cp /usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/
    Now move the file converted for proofreading.
    mv /usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/
    Exit root user.
  4. Proofread the package with the translated strings as part of the application:
    LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 system-config-printer
The application related to the translated package runs with the translated strings.