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Completing GNU `gettext' Installation

   Once you have received, unpacked, configured and compiled the GNU
`gettext' distribution, the `make install' command puts in place the
programs `xgettext', `msgfmt', `gettext', and `msgmerge', as well as
their available message catalogs.  To top off a comfortable
installation, you might also want to make the PO mode available to your
Emacs users.

   During the installation of the PO mode, you might want to modify your
file `.emacs', once and for all, so it contains a few lines looking

     (setq auto-mode-alist
           (cons '("\\.po[tx]?\\'\\|\\.po\\." . po-mode) auto-mode-alist))
     (autoload 'po-mode "po-mode" "Major mode for translators to edit PO files" t)

   Later, whenever you edit some `.po', `.pot' or `.pox' file, or any
file having the string `.po.' within its name, Emacs loads
`po-mode.elc' (or `po-mode.el') as needed, and automatically activates
PO mode commands for the associated buffer.  The string _PO_ appears in
the mode line for any buffer for which PO mode is active.  Many PO
files may be active at once in a single Emacs session.

   If you are using Emacs version 20 or newer, and have already
installed the appropriate international fonts on your system, you may
also tell Emacs how to determine automatically the coding system of
every PO file.  This will often (but not always) cause the necessary
fonts to be loaded and used for displaying the translations on your
Emacs screen.  For this to happen, add the lines:

     (modify-coding-system-alist 'file "\\.po[tx]?\\'\\|\\.po\\."
     (autoload 'po-find-file-coding-system "po-mode")

to your `.emacs' file.  If, with this, you still see boxes instead of
international characters, try a different font set (via Shift Mouse
button 1).

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