Translating Source Texts

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    Source texts are stored in POT files. The files are located in the lang folder on the Enterprise Manager server. By default, the path to the folder is the following: %PROGRAMFILES%\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Enterprise Manager\WebApp\scripts\build\production\resources\lang.

    To translate source texts:

    1. Get the source files from the lang folder: messages.pot, vcloud_messages.pot and vsphere_messages.pot.

    For more information on file names and formats, see Languge Files Overview.

    1. For each language, create PO files by using the POT files as templates.

    For more information, see this GNU gettext article.

    1. Name the PO files as follows: messages.<code>.po, vcloud_messages.<code>.po, vsphere_messages.<code>.po.

    For more information, see File Names.

    1. Translate PO files in a text editor or a CAT tool.

    For more information on PO files, see PO File Structure.

    Tip

    Although PO files are not used by Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, but you can save them in the lang folder to keep them together with other language files.

    PO File Structure

    Each PO file contains the following elements:

    Header

    Header contains meta data of the PO file: language code in the ISO 639-1 format, content type and encoding, and plural form information.

    Parameter

    Description

    Language

    ISO 639-1 code of the translation language.

    MIME-Version

    MIME version. Set it to 1.0.

    Content-Type

    Content type and character encoding used for the translation language. Set the type value to text/plain.You can use the UTF-8 encoding for any language.

    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit\n"

    Content transfer encoding. Set the value to 8bit.

    Plural-Forms

    Number of plural forms and the plural form formula of the translation language.

    For example:

    "Project-Id-Version: \n"

    "POT-Creation-Date: \n"

    "PO-Revision-Date: \n"

    "Language-Team: \n"

    "Language: de\n"

    "MIME-Version: 1.0\n"

    "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8\n"

    "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit\n"

    "Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=(n != 1);\n"

    "X-Generator: \n"

    For more information on the PO header, see this GNU gettext article.

    Translation entries

    In a PO file, translation entries are separated with a blank string. Each entry consists of the following elements:

    Before you begin translating, consider the following:

    For example, the following entry contains the restoreItemsCount variable:

    msgid "Pending restore ({restoreItemsCount} items)"

    msgstr "Ausstehende Wiederherstellung ({restoreItemsCount} Elemente)"

    For example:

    msgid "${ pointsCount } point"

    msgid_plural "${ pointsCount } points"

    msgstr[0] "${ pointsCount } Punkt"

    msgstr[1] "${ pointsCount } Punkte"

    For more information on translating plural forms, see this GNU gettext article.

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