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-Notes on the GNU Translation Project
-************************************
+Notes on the Free Translation Project
+*************************************
 
-   GNU is going international!  The GNU Translation Project is a way to
-get maintainers, translators and users all together, so GNU will
-gradually become able to speak many native languages.  A few packages
-already provide native language translation for their messages.
+   Free software is going international!  The Free Translation Project
+is a way to get maintainers of free software, translators, and users all
+together, so that will gradually become able to speak many languages.
+A few packages already provide translations for their messages.
 
-   If you found this `ABOUT-NLS' file inside a GNU distribution, you
-may assume that the distributed package does use GNU `gettext'
-internally, itself available at your nearest GNU archive site.  But you
-do not need to install GNU `gettext' prior to configuring, installing
-or using this package with messages translated.
+   If you found this `ABOUT-NLS' file inside a distribution, you may
+assume that the distributed package does use GNU `gettext' internally,
+itself available at your nearest GNU archive site.  But you do _not_
+need to install GNU `gettext' prior to configuring, installing or using
+this package with messages translated.
 
    Installers will find here some useful hints.  These notes also
 explain how users should proceed for getting the programs to use the
@@ -22,182 +22,604 @@ related to internationalization, you should tell about the version of
 `gettext' which is used.  The information can be found in the
 `intl/VERSION' file, in internationalized packages.
 
-One advise in advance
-=====================
+Quick configuration advice
+==========================
 
-   If you want to exploit the full power of the GNU `gettext' package
-you should configure it using
+   If you want to exploit the full power of internationalization, you
+should configure it using
 
-             --with-gnu-gettext.
+     ./configure --with-included-gettext
 
-   No existing implementation at this point provides so many useful
-features (such as locale alias or message inheritance).  It is also not
-possible to provide this additional functionality on top of a catgets
-implementation.
+to force usage of internationalizing routines provided within this
+package, despite the existence of internationalizing capabilities in the
+operating system where this package is being installed.  So far, only
+the `gettext' implementation in the GNU C library version 2 provides as
+many features (such as locale alias, message inheritance, automatic
+charset conversion or plural form handling) as the implementation here.
+It is also not possible to offer this additional functionality on top
+of a `catgets' implementation.  Future versions of GNU `gettext' will
+very likely convey even more functionality.  So it might be a good idea
+to change to GNU `gettext' as soon as possible.
 
-   Future versions of GNU `gettext' will very likely provide even more
-functionality.  So it might be a good idea to change to GNU `gettext'
-as soon as possible.
+   So you need _not_ provide this option if you are using GNU libc 2 or
+you have installed a recent copy of the GNU gettext package with the
+included `libintl'.
 
 INSTALL Matters
 ===============
 
-   Some GNU packages are "localizable" when properly installed; the
+   Some packages are "localizable" when properly installed; the
 programs they contain can be made to speak your own native language.
 Most such packages use GNU `gettext'.  Other packages have their own
 ways to internationalization, predating GNU `gettext'.
 
    By default, this package will be installed to allow translation of
-messages.  It will automatically detect whether the system provides
-usable `catgets' or `gettext' functions.  If neither is available, the
-GNU `gettext' own library will be used.  However, installers may use
-special options at configuration time for changing this behaviour.  The
-commands:
-
-     ./configure --with-gnu-gettext
+messages.  It will automatically detect whether the system already
+provides the GNU `gettext' functions.  If not, the GNU `gettext' own
+library will be used.  This library is wholly contained within this
+package, usually in the `intl/' subdirectory, so prior installation of
+the GNU `gettext' package is _not_ required.  Installers may use
+special options at configuration time for changing the default
+behaviour.  The commands:
+
+     ./configure --with-included-gettext
      ./configure --disable-nls
 
-will respectively bypass system `catgets' or `gettext' to use GNU
-`gettext', or else, totally disable translation of messages.
+will respectively bypass any pre-existing `gettext' to use the
+internationalizing routines provided within this package, or else,
+_totally_ disable translation of messages.
 
    When you already have GNU `gettext' installed on your system and run
-configure without an option for your new package, configure will
+configure without an option for your new package, `configure' will
 probably detect the previously built and installed `libintl.a' file and
 will decide to use this.  This might be not what is desirable.  You
 should use the more recent version of the GNU `gettext' library.  I.e.
 if the file `intl/VERSION' shows that the library which comes with this
 package is more recent, you should use
 
-     ./configure --with-gnu-gettext
+     ./configure --with-included-gettext
 
 to prevent auto-detection.
 
+   The configuration process will not test for the `catgets' function
+and therefore it will not be used.  The reason is that even an
+emulation of `gettext' on top of `catgets' could not provide all the
+extensions of the GNU `gettext' library.
+
    Internationalized packages have usually many `po/LL.po' files, where
 LL gives an ISO 639 two-letter code identifying the language.  Unless
-translations are disabled, all those available are installed together
-with the package.  However, the environment variable `LINGUAS' may be
-set, prior to configuration, to limit the installed set.  `LINGUAS'
-should then contain a space separated list of two-letter codes, stating
-which languages are allowed.
+translations have been forbidden at `configure' time by using the
+`--disable-nls' switch, all available translations are installed
+together with the package.  However, the environment variable `LINGUAS'
+may be set, prior to configuration, to limit the installed set.
+`LINGUAS' should then contain a space separated list of two-letter
+codes, stating which languages are allowed.
 
 Using This Package
 ==================
 
    As a user, if your language has been installed for this package, you
 only have to set the `LANG' environment variable to the appropriate
-ISO 639 `LL' two-letter code prior to using the programs in the
-package.  For example, let's suppose that you speak German.  At the
-shell prompt, merely execute `setenv LANG de' (in `csh') or
-`export LANG; LANG=de' (in `sh').  This can be done from your `.login'
-or `.profile' file, once and for all.  Packages which are not
-internationalized will merely ignore the setting of this variable.
+`LL_CC' combination.  Here `LL' is an ISO 639 two-letter language code,
+and `CC' is an ISO 3166 two-letter country code.  For example, let's
+suppose that you speak German and live in Germany.  At the shell
+prompt, merely execute `setenv LANG de_DE' (in `csh'),
+`export LANG; LANG=de_DE' (in `sh') or `export LANG=de_DE' (in `bash').
+This can be done from your `.login' or `.profile' file, once and for
+all.
+
+   You might think that the country code specification is redundant.
+But in fact, some languages have dialects in different countries.  For
+example, `de_AT' is used for Austria, and `pt_BR' for Brazil.  The
+country code serves to distinguish the dialects.
+
+   The locale naming convention of `LL_CC', with `LL' denoting the
+language and `CC' denoting the country, is the one use on systems based
+on GNU libc.  On other systems, some variations of this scheme are
+used, such as `LL' or `LL_CC.ENCODING'.  You can get the list of
+locales supported by your system for your country by running the command
+`locale -a | grep '^LL''.
+
+   Not all programs have translations for all languages.  By default, an
+English message is shown in place of a nonexistent translation.  If you
+understand other languages, you can set up a priority list of languages.
+This is done through a different environment variable, called
+`LANGUAGE'.  GNU `gettext' gives preference to `LANGUAGE' over `LANG'
+for the purpose of message handling, but you still need to have `LANG'
+set to the primary language; this is required by other parts of the
+system libraries.  For example, some Swedish users who would rather
+read translations in German than English for when Swedish is not
+available, set `LANGUAGE' to `sv:de' while leaving `LANG' to `sv_SE'.
+
+   In the `LANGUAGE' environment variable, but not in the `LANG'
+environment variable, `LL_CC' combinations can be abbreviated as `LL'
+to denote the language's main dialect.  For example, `de' is equivalent
+to `de_DE' (German as spoken in Germany), and `pt' to `pt_PT'
+(Portuguese as spoken in Portugal) in this context.
 
 Translating Teams
 =================
 
-   The GNU `gettext' tool set contains *everything* maintainers need
-for internationalizing their packages for messages.  It also contains
-quite useful tools for helping translators at localizing messages to
-their native language, once a package has already been
-internationalized.
-
-   To achieve the GNU Translation Project, we need many interested
+   For the Free Translation Project to be a success, we need interested
 people who like their own language and write it well, and who are also
 able to synergize with other translators speaking the same language.
-Each translating team has its own mailing list, courtesy of Linux
-International.  You may reach your translating team at the address
-`LL@li.org', replacing LL by the two-letter ISO 639 code for your
-language.  Language codes are *not* the same as country codes given in
-ISO 3166.  The following translating teams exist, as of November 1995:
-
-     Chinese `zh', Czech `cs', Danish `da', Dutch `nl', English `en',
-     Esperanto `eo', Finnish `fi', French `fr', Irish `ga', German
-     `de', Greek `el', Italian `it', Japanese `ja', Indonesian `in',
-     Norwegian `no', Persian `fa', Polish `pl', Portuguese `pt',
-     Russian `ru', Spanish `es', Swedish `sv', Telugu `te' and Turkish
-     `tr'.
-
-For example, you may reach the Chinese translating team by writing to
-`zh@li.org'.
-
-   If you'd like to volunteer to *work* at translating messages, you
+Each translation team has its own mailing list.  The up-to-date list of
+teams can be found at the Free Translation Project's homepage,
+`http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/contrib/po/HTML/', in the "National teams"
+area.
+
+   If you'd like to volunteer to _work_ at translating messages, you
 should become a member of the translating team for your own language.
-The subscribing address is *not* the same as the list itself, it has
-`-request' appended.  For example, Swedish people can send a message to
-`sv-request@li.org', having this message body:
+The subscribing address is _not_ the same as the list itself, it has
+`-request' appended.  For example, speakers of Swedish can send a
+message to `sv-request@li.org', having this message body:
 
      subscribe
 
-   Keep in mind that team members should be interested in *working* at
-translations, or at solving translational difficulties, rather than
-merely lurking around.  If your team does not exist yet and you want to
-start one, please write to `gnu-translation@prep.ai.mit.edu'; you will
-then reach the GNU coordinator for all translator teams.
+   Keep in mind that team members are expected to participate
+_actively_ in translations, or at solving translational difficulties,
+rather than merely lurking around.  If your team does not exist yet and
+you want to start one, or if you are unsure about what to do or how to
+get started, please write to `translation@iro.umontreal.ca' to reach the
+coordinator for all translator teams.
 
    The English team is special.  It works at improving and uniformizing
-the terminology used in GNU.  Proven linguistic skill are praised more
-than programming skill, here.  For the time being, please avoid
-subscribing to the English team unless explicitely invited to do so.
+the terminology in use.  Proven linguistic skill are praised more than
+programming skill, here.
 
 Available Packages
 ==================
 
-   Languages are not equally supported in all GNU packages.  The
-following matrix shows the current state of GNU internationalization,
-as of November 1995.  Listed are: internationalized packages, and
-languages for which work is in progress, or about to start.
-
-          See note    cs de en fr it ja nl no pt sv
-                \   .-------------------------------.
-     chess      (1) |    X  /                    X  |
-     clisp          |    X  X  X                    |
-     diffutils  (2) |       /  .                    |
-     fileutils      |    .  /                       |
-     flex       (3) |       /  .                    |
-     m4             |    -  /  -  -  .           -  |
-     gettext        |    X  /  X           X     X  |
-     ptx            |    -  /  -                 -  |
-     recode         |    -  /  -        -     -     |
-     sh-utils       |    .  /  .                    |
-     sharutils      |    X  /  X     X  X     X  X  |
-     tar            |    X  /  X           -  X  X  |
-     textutils      |    .  /  .                    |
-     wdiff          | -  -  /  -  -                 |
-                    `-------------------------------'
-                      cs de en fr it ja nl no pt sv
-
-   The interpretation legend and notes are:
-
-`/'
-     There is no PO file, this package merely defaults to this language.
-
-`.'
-     The effort of localizing this package has been undertaken by
-     someone, or by a translating team, and work is, or should be in
-     progress.
-
-`-'
-     A PO file for this package and this language is completed and is
-     currently available in a pretest release, or is all ready for
-     inclusion in the next release of this package.
-
-`X'
-     The localization of this package to this particular language is
-     fully completed, and now distributed through an official release.
-
-(1)
-     This package is translated to specific languages by methods
-     predating GNU `gettext'.  Translations are all kept on disk files,
-     and sources contain numbers where one normally expects strings.
-
-(2)
-     This package is planned to switch to GNU `gettext'.  For the time
-     being, it uses temporary means for internationalization.
-
-(3)
-     This package has its translatable strings marked, but does not use
-     GNU `gettext'.  A convenience patch may be available separately.
-
-   If November 1995 seems to be old, you may fetch a more recent copy
-of this `ABOUT-NLS' file on most GNU archive sites.
+   Languages are not equally supported in all packages.  The following
+matrix shows the current state of internationalization, as of May 2003.
+The matrix shows, in regard of each package, for which languages PO
+files have been submitted to translation coordination, with a
+translation percentage of at least 50%.
+
+     Ready PO files       am az be bg ca cs da de el en en_GB eo es
+                        +-------------------------------------------+
+     a2ps               |       []          [] [] []                |
+     aegis              |                      ()                   |
+     anubis             |                                           |
+     ap-utils           |                                           |
+     bash               |                      []             [] [] |
+     batchelor          |                                           |
+     bfd                |                   []                   [] |
+     binutils           |                   []                   [] |
+     bison              |                   [] []                [] |
+     bluez-pin          |                []                   []    |
+     clisp              |                                           |
+     clisp              |                      []    []          [] |
+     coreutils          |             []    [] []                [] |
+     cpio               |                   [] []                [] |
+     darkstat           |                   ()                   [] |
+     diffutils          |             [] [] [] [] []          [] [] |
+     e2fsprogs          |                []    []                   |
+     enscript           |             []    [] []        []         |
+     error              |             []    [] []        []      [] |
+     fetchmail          |             [] () [] [] []             [] |
+     fileutils          |                   [] []                [] |
+     findutils          |             []    [] [] []          [] [] |
+     flex               |             []    [] []                [] |
+     gas                |                                        [] |
+     gawk               |             []    [] []                [] |
+     gcal               |             []                            |
+     gcc                |                   []                   [] |
+     gettext            |       []    []    [] []                [] |
+     gettext-runtime    |       []    []    [] []                [] |
+     gettext-tools      |                      []                [] |
+     gimp-print         |                [] [] []        []      [] |
+     gliv               |                                           |
+     glunarclock        |    []             [] []                   |
+     gnucash            |                      ()        []         |
+     gnucash-glossary   |                   [] ()                [] |
+     gnupg              |             [] ()    [] []          [] [] |
+     gpe-calendar       |                      []                   |
+     gpe-conf           |                      []                   |
+     gpe-contacts       |                      []                   |
+     gpe-edit           |                                           |
+     gpe-login          |                      []                   |
+     gpe-ownerinfo      |                      []                   |
+     gpe-sketchbook     |                      []                   |
+     gpe-timesheet      |                                           |
+     gpe-today          |                      []                   |
+     gpe-todo           |                      []                   |
+     gphoto2            |                [] [] []                [] |
+     gprof              |                   []                   [] |
+     gpsdrive           |                      ()    ()          () |
+     grep               |          [] []       [] []             [] |
+     gretl              |                                        [] |
+     hello              |             []    [] [] []          [] [] |
+     id-utils           |                   [] []                   |
+     indent             |             []       []             [] [] |
+     jpilot             |                [] [] []                [] |
+     jwhois             |                                        [] |
+     kbd                |                [] [] [] []             [] |
+     ld                 |                   []                   [] |
+     libc               |             [] [] [] [] []             [] |
+     libgpewidget       |                      []                   |
+     libiconv           |             []    [] []             [] [] |
+     lifelines          |                   [] ()                   |
+     lilypond           |                   []                      |
+     lingoteach         |                                           |
+     lingoteach_lessons |                      ()                () |
+     lynx               |             [] [] [] []                   |
+     m4                 |                [] [] [] []                |
+     mailutils          |             []                         [] |
+     make               |                   [] []                [] |
+     man-db             |             [] () [] []                () |
+     mysecretdiary      |                   [] []                [] |
+     nano               |             [] () [] []                [] |
+     nano_1_0           |             [] () [] []                [] |
+     opcodes            |                   []                   [] |
+     parted             |             [] [] [] []                [] |
+     ptx                |             []    [] []             [] [] |
+     python             |                                           |
+     radius             |                                           |
+     recode             |       []          [] [] []          [] [] |
+     screem             |                                           |
+     sed                |             []    [] []             [] [] |
+     sh-utils           |                   [] []                [] |
+     sharutils          |             [] [] [] [] []             [] |
+     sketch             |                   [] ()                [] |
+     soundtracker       |                   [] []                [] |
+     sp                 |                      []                   |
+     tar                |                [] [] []                [] |
+     texinfo            |                [] [] []             []    |
+     textutils          |             []    [] []                [] |
+     tin                |                      ()        ()         |
+     util-linux         |             [] [] [] []                [] |
+     vorbis-tools       |                [] []                   [] |
+     wastesedge         |                      ()                   |
+     wdiff              |             []    [] []                [] |
+     wget               |          [] [] [] [] [] []             [] |
+     xchat              |             []          []             [] |
+     xpad               |                                           |
+                        +-------------------------------------------+
+                          am az be bg ca cs da de el en en_GB eo es
+                           0  1  4  2 31 17 54 60 14  1   4   12 56
+     
+                          et fa fi fr ga gl he hr hu id it ja ko
+                        +----------------------------------------+
+     a2ps               | []    [] []                   ()    () |
+     aegis              |                                        |
+     anubis             |          []                            |
+     ap-utils           |          []                            |
+     bash               |          []             []             |
+     batchelor          |             []                         |
+     bfd                |          []                      []    |
+     binutils           |          []                      []    |
+     bison              | []       []                [] []       |
+     bluez-pin          |          [] []          [] []          |
+     clisp              |                                        |
+     clisp              |          []                            |
+     coreutils          | []       []                   [] []    |
+     cpio               |          []    []       []          [] |
+     darkstat           |          () []          [] []          |
+     diffutils          |       [] []    [] []    [] []    []    |
+     e2fsprogs          |                                        |
+     enscript           |          []          []                |
+     error              |       [] [] []          []             |
+     fetchmail          |                                  []    |
+     fileutils          | []       []             []    [] []    |
+     findutils          | []    [] [] [] []    [] [] [] [] [] [] |
+     flex               |          []                         [] |
+     gas                |          []                            |
+     gawk               |          []       []                   |
+     gcal               |          []                            |
+     gcc                |          []                            |
+     gettext            |          []                      [] [] |
+     gettext-runtime    |          []                []    [] [] |
+     gettext-tools      |                                  []    |
+     gimp-print         |          []                      []    |
+     gliv               |          ()                            |
+     glunarclock        |             [] []       []       []    |
+     gnucash            |                               []       |
+     gnucash-glossary   |                               []       |
+     gnupg              | []    [] []    []          [] [] []    |
+     gpe-calendar       |                            []          |
+     gpe-conf           |                                        |
+     gpe-contacts       |          []                            |
+     gpe-edit           |          []                []          |
+     gpe-login          |          []                            |
+     gpe-ownerinfo      |          []             [] []          |
+     gpe-sketchbook     |          []                            |
+     gpe-timesheet      |          [] []             []          |
+     gpe-today          |          [] []                         |
+     gpe-todo           |          []                []          |
+     gphoto2            |          []             []       []    |
+     gprof              |          []                []          |
+     gpsdrive           |          ()             []    () ()    |
+     grep               | []    [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []    |
+     gretl              |          []                            |
+     hello              | [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] |
+     id-utils           |          []             [] []          |
+     indent             | []    [] []    []       [] [] [] []    |
+     jpilot             |          []                      ()    |
+     jwhois             |          []             [] [] []       |
+     kbd                |          []                            |
+     ld                 |          []                            |
+     libc               |       [] []    []       []       [] [] |
+     libgpewidget       |          [] []             []          |
+     libiconv           |       [] [] [] []    [] [] [] []       |
+     lifelines          |          ()                            |
+     lilypond           |          []                            |
+     lingoteach         |          []                []          |
+     lingoteach_lessons |                                        |
+     lynx               | []                      []    [] []    |
+     m4                 |          []    []          []    []    |
+     mailutils          |                                        |
+     make               |          []    [] [] []          [] [] |
+     man-db             |          []                   () ()    |
+     mysecretdiary      |          []                []          |
+     nano               |          []    []          [] []       |
+     nano_1_0           |          []    []          [] []       |
+     opcodes            |          []                []          |
+     parted             |          []    []                []    |
+     ptx                | []    [] [] [] []       [] []          |
+     python             |                                        |
+     radius             |                                        |
+     recode             |          []    [] []    [] [] []       |
+     screem             |                                        |
+     sed                | []       [] [] []       [] [] [] []    |
+     sh-utils           | []    [] []             []    [] []    |
+     sharutils          | []       []    []       []       []    |
+     sketch             |          []                            |
+     soundtracker       |          []    []    []                |
+     sp                 |          []                      ()    |
+     tar                | []    [] []    []    [] [] [] [] []    |
+     texinfo            |          []       [] []          []    |
+     textutils          |          []    []       []       [] [] |
+     tin                | []       ()                            |
+     util-linux         | []    [] []             []    () []    |
+     vorbis-tools       |          []                            |
+     wastesedge         |          ()                            |
+     wdiff              | []       []    []       [] []          |
+     wget               | []    [] []    [] [] [] []       []    |
+     xchat              | []       []                      []    |
+     xpad               |                                        |
+                        +----------------------------------------+
+                          et fa fi fr ga gl he hr hu id it ja ko
+                          20  1 15 73 14 24  8 10 30 31 19 31  9
+     
+                          lg lt lv ms nb nl nn no pl pt pt_BR ro
+                        +----------------------------------------+
+     a2ps               |          []    []    () () ()  []   [] |
+     aegis              |                ()                      |
+     anubis             |          []                         [] |
+     ap-utils           |                         ()             |
+     bash               |                                []      |
+     batchelor          |                                        |
+     bfd                |                                        |
+     binutils           |                                        |
+     bison              |          []    []              []   [] |
+     bluez-pin          |                                     [] |
+     clisp              |                                        |
+     clisp              |                []                      |
+     coreutils          |                         []             |
+     cpio               |                []       []     []      |
+     darkstat           |          []    []              []   [] |
+     diffutils          |          []             []     []      |
+     e2fsprogs          |                                        |
+     enscript           |                []              []      |
+     error              |                []              []      |
+     fetchmail          |                         ()     ()      |
+     fileutils          |                         []             |
+     findutils          |                []       []     []   [] |
+     flex               |                                []      |
+     gas                |                                        |
+     gawk               |                                []      |
+     gcal               |                                        |
+     gcc                |                                        |
+     gettext            |                         []             |
+     gettext-runtime    |                         []             |
+     gettext-tools      |                                        |
+     gimp-print         |                []                      |
+     gliv               |                                []      |
+     glunarclock        |          []                            |
+     gnucash            |                                        |
+     gnucash-glossary   |                []          []          |
+     gnupg              |                                        |
+     gpe-calendar       |                            []       [] |
+     gpe-conf           |                            []       [] |
+     gpe-contacts       |                            []          |
+     gpe-edit           |                            []       [] |
+     gpe-login          |                            []       [] |
+     gpe-ownerinfo      |                            []       [] |
+     gpe-sketchbook     |                            []       [] |
+     gpe-timesheet      |                            []       [] |
+     gpe-today          |                            []       [] |
+     gpe-todo           |                            []       [] |
+     gphoto2            |                                        |
+     gprof              |                                []      |
+     gpsdrive           |                ()    ()        ()      |
+     grep               |                         [] []  []   [] |
+     gretl              |                                        |
+     hello              |       [] [] [] [] [] [] []     []   [] |
+     id-utils           |                []              []   [] |
+     indent             |                []              []   [] |
+     jpilot             |                ()    ()                |
+     jwhois             |                []              []   [] |
+     kbd                |                                        |
+     ld                 |                                        |
+     libc               |             []       [] []     []      |
+     libgpewidget       |                            []       [] |
+     libiconv           |                                []   [] |
+     lifelines          |                                        |
+     lilypond           |                []                      |
+     lingoteach         |                                        |
+     lingoteach_lessons |                                        |
+     lynx               |                []              []      |
+     m4                 |                []       []     []   [] |
+     mailutils          |                                        |
+     make               |                []              []      |
+     man-db             |                                []      |
+     mysecretdiary      |                                []      |
+     nano               |          []    []       []          [] |
+     nano_1_0           |          [] []    []    []             |
+     opcodes            |                []              []   [] |
+     parted             |                   []       []  []      |
+     ptx                |             [] []    [] [] []  []   [] |
+     python             |                                        |
+     radius             |                                        |
+     recode             |                         []     []   [] |
+     screem             |                                        |
+     sed                |                                []   [] |
+     sh-utils           |             []                         |
+     sharutils          |                []                      |
+     sketch             |                                []      |
+     soundtracker       |                                        |
+     sp                 |                                        |
+     tar                |          [] []       [] []     []   [] |
+     texinfo            |                                     [] |
+     textutils          |             []                         |
+     tin                |                                        |
+     util-linux         |                []              []      |
+     vorbis-tools       |                []                   [] |
+     wastesedge         |                                        |
+     wdiff              |          []             []     []   [] |
+     wget               |                []       []          [] |
+     xchat              |       []       []                      |
+     xpad               |                                     [] |
+                        +----------------------------------------+
+                          lg lt lv ms nb nl nn no pl pt pt_BR ro
+                           0  0  2 11  7 26  3  4 18 15  34   34
+     
+                          ru sk sl sr sv ta tr uk vi wa zh_CN zh_TW
+                        +-------------------------------------------+
+     a2ps               | []    []    []    [] []                   | 16
+     aegis              | ()                                        |  0
+     anubis             |                   [] []                   |  5
+     ap-utils           |                      ()                   |  1
+     bash               | []                                        |  7
+     batchelor          |                                           |  1
+     bfd                |             []    []           []         |  7
+     binutils           |             []    []           []         |  7
+     bison              | []          []                            | 13
+     bluez-pin          |                                           |  7
+     clisp              |                                           |  0
+     clisp              |                                           |  5
+     coreutils          | []    []    []    []                 []   | 14
+     cpio               | []          []                 []         | 13
+     darkstat           |             []                 ()    ()   |  9
+     diffutils          | []          []    []                 []   | 21
+     e2fsprogs          |                   []                      |  3
+     enscript           | []          []    []                      | 11
+     error              |    []             []                 []   | 14
+     fetchmail          |                   []                      |  7
+     fileutils          | []    []    []    []           []    []   | 15
+     findutils          | [] [] []    []    []           []         | 27
+     flex               | []          []    []                      | 10
+     gas                |                   []                      |  3
+     gawk               |             []    []                      |  9
+     gcal               |             []    []                      |  4
+     gcc                |                   []                      |  4
+     gettext            | [] [] []    []    []                 []   | 15
+     gettext-runtime    | [] [] []    []    []                 []   | 16
+     gettext-tools      |    [] []                                  |  5
+     gimp-print         |    []       []                            | 10
+     gliv               |                                           |  1
+     glunarclock        | []          []             []             | 11
+     gnucash            |    []                                []   |  4
+     gnucash-glossary   |    []       []                       []   |  8
+     gnupg              |    []       []    []                 []   | 16
+     gpe-calendar       |                                      []   |  5
+     gpe-conf           |                                           |  3
+     gpe-contacts       |                                      []   |  4
+     gpe-edit           |                                      []   |  5
+     gpe-login          |                                      []   |  5
+     gpe-ownerinfo      |                                      []   |  7
+     gpe-sketchbook     |                                      []   |  5
+     gpe-timesheet      |                                      []   |  6
+     gpe-today          |                                      []   |  6
+     gpe-todo           |                                      []   |  6
+     gphoto2            |             []                 []         |  9
+     gprof              |             []    []                      |  7
+     gpsdrive           |    []       []                            |  3
+     grep               | []    []          [] []                   | 24
+     gretl              |                                           |  2
+     hello              | [] []       []    [] []                   | 33
+     id-utils           | []          []    []                      | 11
+     indent             | [] []       []    []                      | 19
+     jpilot             |             []    []    []     []    []   | 10
+     jwhois             | ()          ()    []                 []   | 10
+     kbd                |             []    []                      |  8
+     ld                 |             []    []                      |  5
+     libc               |    []       []    []           []         | 20
+     libgpewidget       |                                           |  6
+     libiconv           | [] [] []    []    [] []                   | 21
+     lifelines          |             []                            |  2
+     lilypond           |             []                            |  4
+     lingoteach         |                                           |  2
+     lingoteach_lessons |                                ()         |  0
+     lynx               | []          []    [] []                   | 14
+     m4                 | []          []                 []         | 15
+     mailutils          |                                           |  2
+     make               | []          []    []           []         | 15
+     man-db             |             []                            |  6
+     mysecretdiary      |             []    []                      |  8
+     nano               | []          []       []                   | 15
+     nano_1_0           | []          []       []                   | 15
+     opcodes            |             []    []                      |  9
+     parted             |             []    []                      | 13
+     ptx                | []          []    []                      | 22
+     python             |                                           |  0
+     radius             |                                           |  0
+     recode             | []    []    []    []                      | 19
+     screem             |             []                            |  1
+     sed                |    [] []    []    [] []                   | 20
+     sh-utils           | []    []          []                      | 13
+     sharutils          | []          []    []                 []   | 16
+     sketch             |             []                            |  5
+     soundtracker       |             []                            |  7
+     sp                 |                   []                      |  3
+     tar                |    [] []    []    []           []         | 24
+     texinfo            | []          []    []           []         | 13
+     textutils          | []    []    []    []                 []   | 15
+     tin                |                                           |  1
+     util-linux         |             []    []                      | 14
+     vorbis-tools       | []                                        |  7
+     wastesedge         |                                           |  0
+     wdiff              | [] []       []    []                      | 17
+     wget               | [] [] []    []    [] []              []   | 25
+     xchat              |    [] []    []                            | 11
+     xpad               |                                           |  1
+                        +-------------------------------------------+
+       50 teams           ru sk sl sr sv ta tr uk vi wa zh_CN zh_TW
+       97 domains         32 19 16  0 56  0 48 10  1  1  12    23    913
+
+   Some counters in the preceding matrix are higher than the number of
+visible blocks let us expect.  This is because a few extra PO files are
+used for implementing regional variants of languages, or language
+dialects.
+
+   For a PO file in the matrix above to be effective, the package to
+which it applies should also have been internationalized and
+distributed as such by its maintainer.  There might be an observable
+lag between the mere existence a PO file and its wide availability in a
+distribution.
+
+   If May 2003 seems to be old, you may fetch a more recent copy of
+this `ABOUT-NLS' file on most GNU archive sites.  The most up-to-date
+matrix with full percentage details can be found at
+`http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/contrib/po/HTML/matrix.html'.
+
+Using `gettext' in new packages
+===============================
+
+   If you are writing a freely available program and want to
+internationalize it you are welcome to use GNU `gettext' in your
+package.  Of course you have to respect the GNU Library General Public
+License which covers the use of the GNU `gettext' library.  This means
+in particular that even non-free programs can use `libintl' as a shared
+library, whereas only free software can use `libintl' as a static
+library or use modified versions of `libintl'.
+
+   Once the sources are changed appropriately and the setup can handle
+the use of `gettext' the only thing missing are the translations.  The
+Free Translation Project is also available for packages which are not
+developed inside the GNU project.  Therefore the information given above
+applies also for every other Free Software Project.  Contact
+`translation@iro.umontreal.ca' to make the `.pot' files available to
+the translation teams.