[vlc-devel] Re: localization for Urdu

Huda Sarfraz huda.sarfraz at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 06:47:00 CET 2007

Thanks for the file. I translated a few strings but I couldn't figure out
how to test them.

This is what I did:
I saved the .po file and poEdit generated a .mo file. I renamed it to vlc.mo,
made a folder named 'ur'  in VideoLAN\VLC\locale where I have VLC player
0.8.6a installed and tried to see if Urdu had come up as an option in
Settings->Preferences->Interface->Language, and it hadn't.

Am I testing it with the wrong version?

Do I need to compile the source along with the .mo file to be enable VLC
player to recognize my language? If yes, then do I need to rebuild it every
time I update the .po and .mo file? If I need to rebuild it every time then
I should figure out how to do it myself, I found instructions here:

What is the recommended way to do this? I would like to have a VLC installer
which has Urdu as a language option when the translations are complete. I
tried to look for localization guidelines but this was all I could find:


On 2/15/07, Christophe Mutricy <xtophe at videolan.org> wrote:
> Hello
> On Wed, Feb 14, 07 at 15:34 +0500, Huda Sarfraz wrote:
> >    I want to work on an Urdu localization (locale ur_PK) for VLC player.
> I
> >    plan to work on Windows XP, using poEdit, so can I have the
> localization
> >    file and a binary for testing on Windows,
> You can download the file at
> http://people.videolan.org/~xtophe/l10n/trunk/ur.po
> Sadly, the "test binary" things is no longer possible. But if you send
> me the file i can build a binary for you.
> If you have questions you can ask on this mailing list or on IRC on
> #videolan at irc.freenode.net
> When you have made some progress, you can put the file online and send
> us the link or send me the file personnaly (as the po file are too big
> for the mailing list).
> Thank you for your contribution
> --
> Xtophe
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