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I can download translations (.po and .mo) from launchpad. I want to use a translation for GWoffice and I don't want to wait when the translation will be released via the official way. How can I compile a translation into the current installation of the app?

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msgfmt -o lang.mo lang.po should do the work. Then you just need to replace current translation. dpkg -L gwoffice | grep "\.mo$" should help you locate needed files.

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