If you are localizing your module, you must take care not to make
global changes, e.g. to the built-in namespace. You should not use
gettext API but instead the class-based API.
Let's say your module is called ``spam'' and the module's various natural language translation .mo files reside in /usr/share/locale in GNU gettext format. Here's what you would put at the top of your module:
import gettext t = gettext.translation('spam', '/usr/share/locale') _ = t.gettext
If your translators were providing you with Unicode strings in their .po files, you'd instead do:
import gettext t = gettext.translation('spam', '/usr/share/locale') _ = t.ugettext
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