Translators are encouraged to use the Debian reportbug utility which will handle all these formatting details for them.
An example command line follows. It will report a bug against the shadow package with the Klingon (code: tlh) translation:
reportbug --attach=tlh.po --offline \ -s "shadow: [INTL:tlh] Klingon debconf templates translation" \ --severity=wishlist --tag=patch --tag=l10n --no-config-files \ shadow
The reportbug utility must be configured for using correct originating address and real name. See man reportbug for details. An example ~/.reportbugrc is given below. Do not use it directly but adapt it to your own needs!
# reportbug preferences file # Version of reportbug this preferences file was written by reportbug_version "1.99.51" # default operating mode: one of: novice, standard, advanced, expert mode standard # default user interface ui text # offline setting - comment out to be online #offline # name and email setting (if non-default) realname "John Doe" email "email@example.com" # You can add other settings after this line. See # /etc/reportbug.conf for a full listing of options.
It is also worth mentioning the reportbug-ng package which features a user-friendly bug reporting utility with full desktop integration.