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2.6 Using Compendia

Compendium is a PO file including translations for common strings; it is used to fill other PO files. See Using Translation Compendia in GNU gettext tools. One example of such common strings is the footer text about reporting bugs and sending inquiries: when a webmaster updates footer texts in an article, GNUN will use compendia to automatically fill the translations for the new version of the strings.

GNUN has two types of compendia:

  1. Site-Wide Compendia This type is used for all articles, and only contains common strings.
  2. Per-Directory Compedia These files accumulate all strings from all articles in the directory, even if these strings are not repeated in different articles.