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13.4.4 Extending Makefile in po/

All files called Rules-* in the po/ directory get appended to the po/Makefile when it is created. They present an opportunity to add rules for special PO files to the Makefile, without needing to mess with po/Makefile.in.in.

GNU gettext comes with a Rules-quot file, containing rules for building catalogs en@quot.po and en@boldquot.po. The effect of en@quot.po is that people who set their LANGUAGE environment variable to ‘en@quot’ will get messages with proper looking symmetric Unicode quotation marks instead of abusing the ASCII grave accent and the ASCII apostrophe for indicating quotations. To enable this catalog, simply add en@quot to the po/LINGUAS file. The effect of en@boldquot.po is that people who set LANGUAGE to ‘en@boldquot’ will get not only proper quotation marks, but also the quoted text will be shown in a bold font on terminals and consoles. This catalog is useful only for command-line programs, not GUI programs. To enable it, similarly add en@boldquot to the po/LINGUAS file.

Similarly, you can create rules for building message catalogs for the sr@latin locale – Serbian written with the Latin alphabet – from those for the sr locale – Serbian written with Cyrillic letters. See msgfilter Invocation.