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Re: [help-texinfo] Cross-references text localization with makeinfo

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] Cross-references text localization with makeinfo
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:00:50 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.4 (2018-02-28)

On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 10:27:35AM -0300, Rafael Fontenelle wrote:
> I'm translating GNU Guix manual to Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR), and I
> notice that occurrences of @pxref, @xref and other macros are being
> converted to their English content (e.g. @xref{link} = See <link>) in
> the translated document. I was expecting to see the conversion of
> these macros to the translation language, in order to achieve
> something like, e.g., @xref{link} = "Veja <link>".
> Looking at the "texinfo_document" domain in TranslationProject[1] I
> can see that the 'texinfo_document' translation file has strings like
> "See {title_ref}" which I assumed once translated should make
> `makeinfo' generate translated texts for such string (e.g. Veja
> <link>"). However Brazilian Portuguese translation is 100% translated,
> and this doesn't happen.
> [1]
> So, my questions: Does makeinfo localize the text of the
> cross-reference to my language? If it should and is not working, what
> should double-check for the culprit?

It should do.  Have you got a line "@documentlanguage pt_BR" in the 

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