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To help translate Deluge please register at the Launchpad translation site

Marking Text for Translation

To mark text for translation in Python and ExtJS wrap the string with the function _() like this:

torrent.set_tracker_status(_("Announce OK"))

For GTK you can move the translation out of the code and into the glade files:

<property name="label" translatable="yes">Max Upload Speed:</property>

For more details see: Python Gettext

Translation Process

These are the overall stages in gettext translation: POT (Portable Object Template) files -> PO (Portable Object) files -> MO (Machine Object) files

  • created with
  • deluge.pot created with
  • Upload deluge.pot located in deluge/i18n/ to translation site
  • Wait for the translators to translate the text.
  • Download the updated PO files for each language from the translation site, extract to deluge/i18n/ and strip the deluge- prefix:
    for i in *.po; do j=echo $i | cut -d - -f2; mv $i $j; done
  • The binary MO files for each language are generated in by using the script.

To enable WebUI to use translations update gettext.js with: > gettext.js

Testing Translation

Verification that translations are working correctly can be performed by running deluge like this:

If you do not have a particular language installed on your system it will only tranlate based on the binary MO files for Deluge so some GTK text strings will remain in English.

LANGUAGE=fr deluge
LANGUAGE=ru_RU.UTF-8 deluge