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[Bug 535371] Re: Translations keep disappearing


** Changed in: ubuntu
       Status: New => Incomplete

** Also affects: ubuntu-manual
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Changed in: ubuntu
       Status: Incomplete => Invalid

Translations keep disappearing
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Status in Launchpad Translations: Incomplete
Status in Ubuntu Manual: New
Status in Ubuntu: Invalid

Bug description:
I maintain the Ubuntu Manual translations (see lp:ubuntu-manual). I am getting fairly regular feedback from the translators of the project that some of the translations that they do disappear whenever the .pot file is updated. I haven't been able to reliably reproduce this, and I don't really want to start doing something deliberately destructive.

The workflow for translations is this: generate .pot file in branch's po/ directory using po4a (http://po4a.alioth.debian.org), push to LP. LP then imports the .pot file and this is translated. The translations are exported to lp:~jshholland/ubuntu-manual/manual-trans then merged back into the main lp:ubuntu-manual branch. Over this time, the content of the manual has changed, so I re-run po4a to regenerate the .pot file. The .po files are also set up to import into Rosetta. Lather, rinse, repeat.

If you have suggestions, please point them out :).