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Extract gettext strings from python template

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pywebgettext - Extract gettext strings from python template

You can use pywebgettext instead of xgettext in order to generate POT translation file from HTML template. pywebgettext can extract the gettext message inside HTML tag attributes or script tag.


pip install pywebgettext


  1. Generate POT translation file:
$ pywebgettext --output=locale/messages.pot --sort-by-file template1.html
  1. Merge against existing PO file or initialize a PO file:
$ msgmerge --sort-by-file --output-file=locale/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po locale/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po locale/messages.pot

Initialize PO file, if it doesn’t exist yet:

$ msginit --input=messages --output-file=locale/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po --no-wrap --locale=fr_FR
  1. Fill empty strings like msgstr “” in messages.po.
  2. Compile:
$ msgfmt locale/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po -o locale/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/

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