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       debconf-getlang - extract a language from a templates file


        debconf-getlang lang master [translation]
        debconf-getlang --stats master translation [...]


       Note: This utility is deprecated; you should switch to using the po-
       debconf package.

       This program helps make and manage translations of debconf templates.
       There are basically three situations in which this program might be

       A translation is just being started.
           You want to provide the translator with a file they can work on
           that has the English fields from your templates file, plus blank
           Field-ll fields for the target language that they can fill in.

           To do this, run the program with first parameter being the code for
           the language that is being translated to, and the second parameter
           being the filename of the English templates file.

       A translation is well under way.
           You have changed some English text, or added more items to your
           templates file, and you want to send the translators a file with
           the English text plus their current translations (or you are the
           translator, and you want to generate such a file for your own use).

           To accomplish this, run the program with the first parameter being
           the the code for the language that is being translated to, the
           second parameter being the filename of the master English templates
           file, and the third parameter being the filename of the current
           translated file.

           When run this way, the program is smart enough to notice fuzzy
           translations. For example a fuzzy Description will be output as
           Description-<lang>-fuzzy, and a new, blank Description-<lang> will
           be added.  Translators should remove the -fuzzy fields as they
           correct the fuzzy translations.

       Checking the status of a translation
           To check the status of a translation, use the --status flag, and
           pass the english template file as the first parameter, and all the
           other translated templates after that. It will output statistics
           for each of them. For example:

             debconf-getlang --stats debian/templates debian/templates.*


       Note that the text in the generated templates may be word-wrapped by




       Joey Hess <>