The intltool collection can:
- Extract translatable strings from various source files (.xml.in, glade, .desktop.in, .server.in, .oaf.in).
- Collect the extracted strings together with messages from traditional source files (.c, .h) in po/PACKAGE.pot.
- Merge back the translations from .po files into .xml, .desktop and oaf files. This merge step will happen at build resp. installation time.