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From Tal Daniel <>
Subject Massive Find & Replace a Pootle Translation?
Date Mon, 26 May 2014 09:54:58 GMT
I've started to look into the Help in Hebrew, and I need help to make
massive Find & Replace in the Hebrew Help translation. Is it possible to
download it, make a batch/bash script and upload it again? Are there any
consequences (e.g. strings will be converted to suggestions, after

The last post about it in L10N was from 2013, and wasn't answered.
The Pootle mailing list says it IS POSSIBLE, by downloading the PO files,
changing, and merging them back into SVN (see

As for the Hebrew Help problem, in more detail:
It seems many of the strings are left as-is, in English, but an even worse
problem is that many strings are messed up. Ariel reported that EMPH and
BOOKMARK tags show with error, In Pootle too.

I've found there are 999+ strings with broken BOOKMARK_VALUE tags:,target
and over 999+ strings with escaped EMPH tags:

Thanks for any help,

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From: Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Date: Sat, May 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM
Subject: Re: OO, Hebrew Help
To: Tal Daniel <>

[...] unzip the *.jar files in the help that comes with OpenOffice in
Hebrew [...]

\&lt;bookmark - 4007 matches
\&lt;emph     - 5355 matches

As you see, it does not make sense to try to fix them on Pootle; on the
other hand, the help seems to be almost 50% translated, so it would be
nice not to lose all that work.

May be it's possible to generate a translation memory from the current
translation, then import a clean version without the errors; [...]

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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