A po file extension is related to the portable object format used by various software development programs.

There is one other file type using
the PO file extension!

empty icon.po - Disk image

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Software that open po file

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PO file extension - Portable object

What is po file? How to open po files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The po file extension is related to the various software development tools (Java, GNU gettext). Portable object file is saved in a simple text format and can be edited by simple text processor.

The default software associated to open po file:

NotePad++ text editor icon

Notepad++ Team logoNotePad++ text editor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Notepad++ Team

A very popular free text and source code editor. It supports syntax highlighting and syntax folding for C, C++, HTML, ASP, Java, Pascal, PHP, Cobol, CSS etc. Notepad++ also supports plugins to add new features. It is localized to many languages.

Help how to open:

Use any text editor to work with *.po files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .po file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .po file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open po file, edit po file, convert po file, view po file, play po file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting po files.

Software that open po file - Portable object

Programs supporting the exension po on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open po file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with po file by default:
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Other suggested software:
PSPad small icon PSPad
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Atom small icon Atom

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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