Takes a directory of existing PO files and converts them to a given encoding.


GNU Gettext


poreencode <encoding> <PO directory>


encoding is the encoding you would like to convert to e.g. UTF-8
PO directory is a directory of existing PO files

It is best to backup files before the conversion or to perform it against CVS which prevents a potential loss of data.


poreencode makes use of the Gettext tool msgconv to perform its task. It traverses the PO directory and finds all PO file. It uses msgconv to convert the PO file from its existing encoding to the new encoding.


Like most Gettext tools they do a little bit more than documented, msgconv will decide which strings are in fact fuzzy and delete fuzzy marking – not a lot but you do need to diff (this probably related to #, fuzzy entries that are not placed in the place Gettext expects them).