Should handle Qt/KDE '.ts' Translation Source files in addition to '.po'

Bug #68959 reported by Paul Sladen
This bug affects 23 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
pkgbinarymangler (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Recent KDE or Qt applications have started having their translation saved and updated in the '.ts' Translation Source format. This format is different to the '.po' format that Rosetta currently supports.

The following pages has some information about Qt Linguist, a translation application that speaks this file format:

According to the following page, the "web-based Pootle" supported several formats, including '.ts' files:

This is an XML-based format that looks like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<TS version="2.0" language="en_GB">

Changed in rosetta:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in pkgbinarymangler:
assignee: nobody → pitti
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → In Progress
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

 pkgbinarymangler (39) feisty; urgency=low
   * pkgstriptranslations: Collect .ts files (KDE XML translation source
     format). (LP: #68959)

Changed in pkgbinarymangler:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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Swistak (swistakers) wrote :

It's a pity that .ts is not supported. It prevents Qt apps from using Rosetta.

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patpi (patpi) wrote :

Yes, this feature would be great to have. Qt apps also would like to use launchpad translations system ;-]

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Swistak (swistakers) wrote :

Any plans on that?
Is there a workaround for that problem?

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Данило Шеган (danilo) wrote :

You should be able to use ts2po tool (part of translate-toolkit) to convert .ts files to .po files and then upload that to Launchpad. Translate-Toolkit likely has a "reverse" script as well.

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Geoff Hutchison (geoffh-pitt) wrote :

This has not been fixed.

The ts2po tool can convert to po files for Launchpad. I've done this (and contributed a new patch to ts2po to facilitate). But the po2ts simply doesn't work with recent Qt versions (i.e., Qt4 and later).

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Georges Dubus (madjar) wrote :

New Qt 4.5 comes with lconvert, which can convert translation files from ts to po and vice versa (also handles xlf). This enable to convert Qt translations and upload them to Launchpad. Still, that's nothing but a workaround.

tags: removed: translation
description: updated
description: updated
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Nick Andrik (andrikos) wrote :

Any progress with that?
What should we do in order to help fix that?

Changed in notepadqq:
importance: Undecided → Low
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