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po4a - Versatile PO to/from other documentation formats converter

po4a (PO for anything) eases translations and their maintenance,
allowing gettext's usage on unexpected areas like documentation.

In po4a each documentation format is handled by a module, that
converts this format to/from PO. Formats included in po4a-0.47 are:
AsciiDoc, BibTex, Dia, Halibut, KernelHelp, LaTeX, Man, POD, SGML, TeX,
Texinfo, Text, WML, XHTML, XML.

man pages are encoded in UTF-8. To read them in other languages than English,
do this for instance:
LANG=ru_RU.utf8 GROFF_ENCODING=utf8 man <man page>

WARNING: run po4a.SlackBuild as root (su -) not with only root privileges
(su), otherwise test #24 will fail.

Dependencies tree is as follows (all dependencies listed are available at

|-- perl-Module-Build
|-- perl-term-ReadKey to retrieve the terminal's line width. Only used if
| perl-text-WrapI18N is available. Optional
|-- perl-text-WrapI18N to format po4a's warnings and error messages. Optional.
| |-- Text::CharWidth. Mandatory
|-- perl-Unicode-LineBreak, includes module Unicode::GCString to compute
text width, neeeded by AsciiDoc to determine two line titles in
encodings different from ASCII. Mandatory for TEXT module.
|-- perl-MIME-Charset. Mandatory
|-- perl-Encode-EUCJPASCII. Optional
|-- perl-Encode-HanExtra. Optional.
|-- perl-Encode-JISX0213. Optional
|-- perl-Encode-ISO2022. Mandatory

This requires: perl-Module-Build, perl-Unicode-LineBreak

Maintained by: Didier Spaier


Source Downloads:
po4a-0.47.tar.gz (fdbfe10c43c09bf1ea74ae91b5d82a96)

Download SlackBuild:
po4a.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

Access to the repository is available via:
ftp git cgit http rsync

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