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Developer(s)Václav Slavík
Initial release2001; 22 years ago (2001)
Stable release
2.4.3[1] / April 26, 2021; 21 months ago (2021-04-26)
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Unix-like
Available inMultilingual
TypeComputer-assisted translation
LicenseBasic version: MIT License
Pro version: Shareware - Windows, macOS

Poedit (formerly poEdit) is a shareware and cross-platform gettext catalog (.po file) editor to aid in the process of language localisation.[2] According to WordPress developer Thord Hedengren, Poedit is "one of the most popular programs" for editing portable language files.[3]

It is written in C++ and depends on some subclasses from the wxWidgets, but utilizes graphical control elements from the GTK library.[4]


  1. ^ "Release Version 2.4.3 · vslavik/Poedit". GitHub.
  2. ^ Arjona Reina, Laura; Robles, Gregorio; González-Barahona, Jesús M. (2013). "A Preliminary Analysis of Localization in Free Software: How Translations Are Performed". Open Source Software: Quality Verification. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Springer. 404: 153–167. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38928-3_11. ISBN 978-3-642-38927-6. S2CID 37472563. Poedit is a cross-platform editor for .po files (gettext catalogs). It allows to configure the tool with the information related to the translator (name and email) and the environment, and every time a file is translated and saved, that information is included in the file.
  3. ^ Hedengren, Thord Daniel (27 March 2012). Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-119-94366-2. There are several ways to work with the portable language files. One of the most popular programs available is Poedit, which is available across platforms.
  4. ^ Julian Smart, Kevin Hock with, Stefan Csomor (2005). Cross-Platform GUI Programming with WxWidgets. Pearson Education. pp. 434–435. ISBN 9780321629975.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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