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Translation

:mod:`translationstring` provides a function named :func:`translationstring.Translator` which is used to create a :term:`translator` object.

It is called like so:

The translations argument is required; it should be an object supporting at least the Python :class:`gettext.NullTranslations` API but ideally the :class:`babel.support.Translations` API, which has support for domain lookups like dugettext.

The callable returned accepts three arguments: a translation string tstring (required), domain (optional), and mapping (optional). When called, it will translate the tstring translation string to a unicode object using the translations object provided and interpolate the result.

If translations is None, the result of interpolation of the msgid or default value of the translation string is returned.

The translation function can also deal with plain Unicode objects. The optional domain argument can be used to specify or override the domain of the tstring argument (useful when tstring is a normal string rather than a translation string). The optional mapping argument can specify the interpolation mapping, useful when the tstring argument is not a translation string. If tstring is a translation string its mapping data, if present, is combined with the data from the mapping argument.

The :func:`translationstring.Translator` function accepts an additional optional argument named policy. policy should be a callable which accepts three arguments: translations, tstring and domain. It must perform the actual translation lookup. If policy is None, the :func:`translationstring.dugettext_policy` policy will be used.

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