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Translate .po or .pot files

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GT4T File Translator can translate .po files. PO here stands for “Portable Object”. It is usually used for software localization.

Find files that need to be translated. Select them and drag and drop them to GT4T File Translator

  1. Left-click the GT4T icon at the bottom right corner of the screen to bring up GT4T quick menu and click File Translator on the menu to start the GT4T File Translator.


  1. First confirm if the language pair is correct, if there is an error, click on the location as shown to change it. English to Spanish translation is taken as an example here.


  1. Select the file to be translated, hold down the left mouse button on the selected file, drag the mouse to the GT4T drag-and-drop area, and then release the left mouse button.


  1. After the translation is finished, there will be an additional GT4T_translated_Spanish (Español) folder. The translated files are in that folder.


GT4T includes 30 automatic translation engines. You can pick any one of them to translate your files. GT4T can also handle untranslatables properly. The key or variable names in your .po files will be kept untouched!


** Tips ** GT4T can translate folders. Drag and drop a folder into GT4T File Translator to translate all files of the selected type under that folder and subfolders.