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Resume Wikipedia de GNU gettext

gettext est la bibliothèque logicielle du projet GNU qui sert à l’internationalisation de logiciels (i18n). Elle est couramment utilisée pour écrire des programmes multilingues.



gettext – translate message


gettext [OPTION] [[TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID] gettext [OPTION] -s [MSGID]…


The gettext program translates a natural language message into the
user’s language, by looking up the translation in a message catalog.

Display native language translation of a textual message.

-d, –domain=TEXTDOMAIN
retrieve translated messages from TEXTDOMAIN

-e enable expansion of some escape sequences

-E (ignored for compatibility)

-h, –help
display this help and exit

-n suppress trailing newline

-V, –version
display version information and exit

retrieve translated message corresponding to MSGID from TEXTDO‐

If the TEXTDOMAIN parameter is not given, the domain is determined from
the environment variable TEXTDOMAIN. If the message catalog is not
found in the regular directory, another location can be specified with
the environment variable TEXTDOMAINDIR. When used with the -s option
the program behaves like the ‘echo’ command. But it does not simply
copy its arguments to stdout. Instead those messages found in the
selected catalog are translated. Standard search directory:


Written by Ulrich Drepper.


Report bugs to .


Copyright © 1995-1997, 2000-2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The full documentation for gettext is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the info and gettext programs are properly installed at your site,
the command

info gettext

should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-runtime 0.19.7 December 2015 GETTEXT(1)

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