.MO File Extension

Machine Object File

The MO file is a GNU Gettext Machine Object File. MO (Machine Object) files are compiled, machine-readable PO (Portable Object) files. GNU gettext is the commonly used GNU internationalization and loc...

General Information

Title MO File Extension
Extension .mo
Full Form Machine Object File
File Type Binary Data File
Developer GNU Project
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Localization support
Additional Functions Translation lookup
Features Compiled, Binary format

File Characteristics

Quality High efficiency
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Indirectly

Use Cases

Software Localization Yes
Translation Management Yes
Internationalization Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low risk
Best Practices Version control, Safe handling

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early 1990s
Latest Version Depends on tools

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .po, .pot

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
GNU gettext Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Poedit Free, Paid versions Windows, Mac, Linux
Loco Free, Paid plans Web-based