Drupal custom PO file generator

Wow – this is hot – if I understand it correctly. A tool to (re)create PO files for your Drupal modules. As opposed to the autolocale module that will import PO strings from your modules after you enable them (useful is a) you don’t have shell / command line access to your server, or b) if you turn on I18n or Translations later in the game, and don’t want to troll through your directories importing al teh PO strings.)

I’ll let the actual author’s description do the talking:

  • “Maybe you want to translate a drupal module or template, but can’t find the original po file?
  • Do you want to create a new po file?
  • Simply use ther form below, and the WGenPo (“Web Drupal Po Files
    Generator”) will give you the empty po file to fill with your translation strings.”

[PO – “portable object” – files are used in Drupal to identify strings of text that will allow language translation for any particular module. So if your module uses the phrase “Enter your dog’s name”, the PO file will list this phrase as a line of text that can be swapped out for another language – as long as you have this phrase in the other language. Otherwise, it will just keep the phrase in the original language. Yeah, that’s a bit of a lame description, but if you don’t know what it is, this tool is NOT the place to start….]

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1 Response to “Drupal custom PO file generator”


  1. 1 james September 10, 2008 at 10:26 am

    nice post man..keep it up.


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