The ‘--style=style_file’ option specifies the style file to use
when colorizing. It has an effect only when the
--color option is
--style option is not specified, the environment variable
PO_STYLE is considered. It is meant to point to the user’s
preferred style for PO files.
The default style file is $prefix/share/gettext/styles/po-default.css,
$prefix is the installation location.
A few style files are predefined:
This style imitates the look used by vim 7.
This style imitates the look used by GNU Emacs 21 and 22 in an X11 window.
This style imitates the look used by GNU Emacs 22 in a terminal of type ‘xterm’ (8 colors) or ‘xterm-16color’ (16 colors) or ‘xterm-256color’ (256 colors), respectively.
You can use these styles without specifying a directory. They are actually
located in $prefix/share/gettext/styles/, where
$prefix is the
You can also design your own styles. This is described in the next section.