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This file contains some important hints for translators.
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The current status of the GIMP translation can be checked at
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  http://l10n.gnome.org/module/gimp
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Translation of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is handled by the
GNOME Translation Project (see http://l10n.gnome.org/). If you want to
help, we suggest that you get in touch with the translation team of
your language (see http://l10n.gnome.org/teams/).
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GIMP is different
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 GIMP is a complex application which has a bunch of scripts and
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 plug-ins that all want to be internationalized. Therefore there is
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 not one catalog but many. For a full translation of GIMP's UI, you
 will have to add translations for the following catalogs:
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   po/gimp20.po                       --  the core
   po-libgimp/gimp20-libgimp.pot      --  the libgimp library
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   po-plugins/gimp20-std-plugins.pot  --  the C plug-ins
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   po-python/gimp20-python.pot        --  the pygimp plug-ins
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   po-script-fu/gimp20-script-fu.pot  --  the script-fu scripts
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   po-tips/gimp20-tips.pot            --  the startup tips
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 If you are looking for the translations of gimp-perl, please note that
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 gimp-perl has been moved into it's own git module called
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 gimp-perl.

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GIMP Tips dialog
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 In addition to message catalogs GIMP provides a file with tips that
 are displayed in the Tips dialog. This file is in XML format and can
 be found in the tips directory. The english tips messages are
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 extracted from gimp-tips.xml.in so translators can use the usual
 tools to create a <lang>.po file that holds the translations. All
 translations are then merged into gimp-tips.xml with language
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 identifiers taken from the po filename.
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 GIMP needs to know what language it should select from gimp-tips.xml.
 Therefore, there's the special message "tips-locale:C" in the main
 message catalog that needs to be translated correctly. For a german
 translation of the tips this would look like this:
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 #: ../app/dialogs/tips-parser.c:188
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 msgid "tips-locale:C"
 msgstr "tips-locale:de"
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Localization of third-party plug-ins
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 Third-party plug-ins (plug-ins that are not distributed with GIMP)
 can't have their messages in the gimp-std-plugins textdomain.  We
 have therefore provided a mechanism that allows plug-ins to install
 their own message catalogs and tell GIMP to bind to that
 textdomain. This is necessary so that GIMP can correctly translate
 the menu paths the plug-in registers. Basically the plug-in has to
 call gimp_plugin_domain_add() or gimp_domain_plugin_add_with_path()
 before it registers any functions. Have a look at the script-fu
 plug-in to see how this is done in detail.