Poedit: cross-platform translation editor
This program is a simple translation editor for PO and XLIFF files. It also serves as a GUI frontend to more GNU gettext utilities (win32 version is part of the distribution) and catalogs editor/source code parser. It helps with translating applications into another language. For details on principles of the solution used, see GNU gettext documentation.
Easily-installable prebuilt binaries for Windows and macOS are available from https://poedit.net/download
Official binaries for Linux are available as a Snap at https://snapcraft.io/poedit. Most Linux distributions also include native Poedit packages.
Installing from sources
- Unicode build of wxWidgets library, version >= 3.0.4
- If on Unix, GtkSpell for spell checking support
- cld2 (better language autodetection and non-English source languages)
- C++REST SDK >= 2.5 (Crowdin integration)
Do the usual thing:
./configure make make install
You must have the dependencies installed in a location where configure will find
them, e.g. by setting
You need a full git checkout to build on macOS; see below for details.
After checkout, use the
Poedit.xcworkspace workspace and the latest version of
Xcode to build Poedit.
There are some additional dependencies on tools not included with macOS.
They can be installed with Homebrew and
brew bundle --file=macos/Brewfile
Windows using Visual Studio
You need a full git checkout to build on Windows; see below for details. Note that the repository uses symlinks and so you'll need to enabled Developer Mode and configure git to allow symlinks:
git config --global core.symlinks true
After checkout, use the
Poedit.sln solution to build everything. To build the installer, open
win32/poedit.iss in Inno Setup and compile the project.
Installing from Git repository
Get the sources from GitHub (https://github.com/vslavik/poedit):
git clone https://github.com/vslavik/poedit.git
If you are on Windows or OSX, you'll need all the dependencies too. After cloning the repository, run the following command:
git submodule update --init --recursive
On Linux and other Unices, only a subset of submodules is necessary, so you can save some time and disk space by checking out only them:
git submodule update --init deps/json deps/pugixml
When building for Unix/Linux, if you get the sources directly from the Git
repository, some generated files are not present. You have to run the
./bootstrap script to create them. After that, continue according to the
./bootstrap script requires some additional tools to be installed:
- AsciiDoc, xsltproc and xmlto to generate the manual page
- gettext tools to create
On macOS and Windows, bootstrapping is not needed.
Poedit is released under the MIT license and you're free to do whatever you want with it and its source code (well, almost :-) -- see the license text).
COPYING file for details on the program's licensing and the
icons/README file for details on the icons.
Windows and macOS versions contain GNU gettext binaries. They are distributed under the GNU General Public License and their source code is available from http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext. If you have difficulties getting them from there, email me for a copy of the sources.