E.1.  Gettext files editors

Translators are highly encouraged to use dedicated GNU gettext message catalogs files (PO files) editing tools. Even though PO files are plain text files which may be modified with any text editor, the use of dedicated tools will save translators a lot of time.

This document does not intend to be a reference document about these tools. Most tools have been packaged for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and thus installing them on a Debian system is as easy as running apt-get install <package>.

Short list of PO editing tools: