how to translate .desktop files for multimedia-menus

Dimitris Glezos dimitris at
Mon Aug 10 02:11:38 UTC 2009

On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 11:46 PM, Orcan Ogetbil<oget.fedora at> wrote:
> Hello list,
> The new FedoraStudio feature we will have with F-12 comes with an
> optional multimedia-menus package. By installing this package, users
> will have a categorized Sound&Video/Multimedia menu in their desktop
> menu.
> The names of these submenus are defined in .desktop files. It appears
> to be that the Name and Comment keys in these .desktop files need
> translations. We have about 20-22 strings waiting for translation. I
> couldn't find a way to make Transifex talk to .desktop files maybe
> because I am not much familiar with it. I was advised on IRC to write
> on this list.

If there's a tool to convert a .desktop file into a POT file, and then
host this on fedorahosted, we could set it up pretty easily.


Dimitris Glezos

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