Installing Gettext

Installation of Gettext

Install Gettext by running the following commands:

root:gettext-0.10.35# ./configure --prefix=/usr
root:gettext-0.10.35# make
root:gettext-0.10.35# make install
root:gettext-0.10.35# mv /po-mode.el /usr/share/gettext


The gettext package contains the gettext, gettextize, msgcmp, msgcomm, msgfmt, msgmerge, msgunfmt and xgettext programs.



The gettext package is used for internationalization (also known as i18n) and for localization (also known as l10n). Programs can be compiled with Native Language Support (NLS) which enable them to output messages in your native language rather than in the default English languge.