From: python on 24 May 2010 19:34
I'm evaluating Babel 0.9.5  under Windows (Python 2.6) and
have the following questions that I haven't been able to solve
through reading the documentation or googling.
1. I would like to use an _ like abbreviation for ungettext. Is
there a concencus on whether one should use n_ or N_ for this?
n_ does not appear to work. Babel does not extract text.
N_ appears to partially work. Babel extracts text like it does
for gettext, but does not format for ngettext (missing plural
argument and msgstr[ n ].)
2. Is there a way to set the initial msgstr fields like the
following when creating a POT file?
I suspect there may be a way to do this via Babel cfg files, but
I've been unable to find documentation on the Babel cfg file
"Project-Id-Version: PROJECT VERSION\n"
"Language-Team: en_US <LL(a)li.org>\n"
3. Is there a way to preserve 'obsolete' msgid/msgstr's in our PO
files? When I use the Babel update command, newly created
obsolete strings are marked with #~ prefixes, but existing
obsolete message strings get deleted.