This is a selection of translation-editing software that you can use to open and edit the .po files that you download from Transifex:
Recent development of GPodder (v.2.1) includes Gettext plural forms.
PO headers needs to be checked for plural support for your language, e.g. for spanish:
"Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=(n != 1);\n"
i.e. two forms, singular used for one only, should be included.
See Gettext Manual and search for the plural formula related to your language.
New languages should take POT file and initialize it, e.g a spanish PO could be generated via:
msginit --locale=es --input=gpodder.master.messages.pot
Without this plural declaration no tabs for plural should be shown in Poedit or other applications, hence the need for it.
Thomas has to add you to the list of people allowed to submit translations to the gPodder project. After that, you can use Transifex to submit translations directly into the source repository. Send a mail to thp(at)gpodder.org with your Transifex username.
If the language you translate for is the language set in your system/session, all you need to do in your Git checkout is run
make messages in your source folder (which will compile the translations to be usable by gettext), followed by
make test, which will run gPodder from the source checkout folder.
Thanks to Silvio Sisto for the initial idea of testing the language this way.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure localesalready generates the files for
es_ES.UTF-8(or similiar). If it does, you can skip the next step.
es_ES.UTF-8has not been generated, install Spanish language support via
sudo aptitude install language-support-es. This will install the whole language support for Spanish for all apps
make messages export LANG=es_ES.UTF-8 make test
export LANG=es_ES.UTF-8in an interactive shell, the rest of the system will not be affected, and closing down that session will also forget the language setting for this session.
sudo aptitude remove language-support-es. This frees up the space taken by
langugage-support-es+ its dependencies (as of writing this guide, that's 66MB)