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       make_strings  -  tool  to  build  lists  of  localizable  strings  from
       Objective-C files


       make_strings [--help] [--verbose]  [--aggresive-import]  [--aggressive-
       match] [--aggressive-remove] [-L languages] files.[hmc...]


       make_strings  parses  Objective-C files and builds lists of localizable
       strings.  It then creates new .strings files or merges the strings with
       existing .strings files.  It’s fairly intelligent when matching old and
       new strings, and produces .strings files that are (supposed to be) easy
       for a translator to work with.

       make_strings accepts the following options:


       --help Prints a short list of available options.

              Prints additional information while processing.

       -L languages
              Specify  which  languages  to  process.  Multuple -L options are
              accepted, or multiple languages defined in one -L flag.

              Activates --aggresive-match and  automatically  removes  "dummy"
              entries  that  are  added by importing .strings files which were
              not created by make_strings program.  This  option  is  suitable
              when  make_strings  is  run  for  the first time and there is an
              existing  .strings  file  which  contains  a   fairly   accurate

              This  option  will  make  make_strings assume that matching keys
              should have matching translations.  This can save lots of  work,
              but it increases the risk of erroneous translation.

              Removes obsolete strings/keys.


       make_strings -L "English Swedish Russian" *.[hm]




       make_strings was written Alexander Malmberg <>.

       This manual page was added by Yavor Doganov <>.


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