How to create Django translations from a model field for django-rosetta? I am using Django-Rosetta to handle all of my project translations. Unfortunately I have only one model and one field of data that needs translation, the name of the POI. To get around this I have created a little script to query my Django Database directly to deliver the list of names to be translated. The output is a new html file with "trans" tags. This html file is then placed in my templates folder so that "makemessages" can find the file and mark them for translation. Anytime I want to update this I can run this script and bingo, new template file and new translations. Note to self: When adding msgid and msgstr by hand the command "makemessages" will remove them in the .po file every time the command is called.