Bookcase in italia

One of the joys of open-source development is getting feedback and patches from users. One of such users sent me a very nice email about his having found Bookcase to be a useful app. This makes me happy. Said user is also Italian, and he sent a long an Italian translation. Now, has lots of information for translators, and lots of information for developers building translation files, but not much about how I integrate the po file into my app. Autoconf seems to pick it up automatically, but I’ve not figured out how to test it. I’ve tried:

% KDE_LANG=it bookcase
% LANG=it bookcase
% LC_MESSAGES=it bookcase
% LC_ALL=it bookcase

and nothing seems to work…hmmm…