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translate-js v1.2.0

manage translations and localization with simple api

Translate JS

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Lightweight library for managing translations and localization with simple api. Works client and server side. Less then 1.5KB.

Installation

npm install translate-js --save

Basic usage

// add items to translate registry
translate.add({
    projectTitle: 'Project title',
    button: {
        text: 'Click me {{ userName }}!',
        caption: 'Please click me!'
    },
    itemsCaption: [
        '{{ count }} item',
        '{{ count }} items'
    ],
    deep: {
        nested: {
            label: 'Deep nested label'
        }
    }
});

// get translations
translate('projectTitle'); // outputs  "Project title"
translate('button.text', {userName: 'George'}); // outputs  "Click me George!"
translate('button.caption'); // outputs  "Please click me!"
translate('itemsCaption', {count: 1}); // outputs  "1 item"
translate('itemsCaption', {count: 2}); // outputs  "2 items"
translate('deep.nested.label'); // outputs  "Deep nested label"

Advanced usage

// add items to specific locale
translate.add({projectTitle: 'Project title'}, 'en');
translate.add({projectTitle: 'Título del Proyecto'}, 'es');

// add items to specific locale and prefix keys with custom namespace
translate.add({numberInput: 'Value is not a number'}, 'en', 'errors');
translate.add({numberInput: 'El valor no es un número'}, 'es', 'errors');

// get translations
translate('projectTitle'); // outputs  "Project title"
translate('projectTitle', null, {locale: 'es'}); // outputs  "Título del Proyecto!"
translate('errors.numberInput'); // outputs  "Value is not a number"

// set locale for future translate calls
translate.setLocale('es');
translate.getLocale(); // outputs "es"
translate('errors.numberInput'); // outputs  "El valor no es un número"

// change what happens when item is not in registry
translate.whenUndefined = function(key, locale) {
    return key + ':undefined:' + locale
};
translate('errors.dateInput'); // outputs  "errors.dateInput:undefined:es"

// change how translate interpolates template strings
translate.add({welcomeMessage: 'Hello $userName'});
translate.interpolateWith(/\$(\w+)/g);
translate('welcomeMessage', {userName: 'George'}); // outputs "Hello George"

// clear / empty translate registry
translate.clear();

// create new translate registry
translate.createRegistry();

API

translate

translate(key, templateData, options);

Translates string stored under specified key to current locale. Interpolates template string if templateData is given.

Specific locale translation can be specified via options.locale.

Pluralization is done in reference to "count" template data value when multiple variables are passed to translate function (override with options.pluralizeTo).

translate.add

translate.add(items, locale, keyPrefix);

Imports items (plain or nested object) to translate registry under specific locale (defaults to "en"). Prefix on item keys can optionally be added as keyPrefix parameter; Plural translation form variations must me supplied as array.

translate.setLocale

translate.setLocale(locale);

Sets current locale for future translate calls.

translate.getLocale

translate.getLocale();

Gets current locale

translate.interpolateWith

translate.interpolateWith(interpolateRE);

Sets regular expression for template strings interpolation.

translate.whenUndefined

translate.whenUndefined = function(key, locale) {};

Define custom handler for use case when requested item is not in registry.

translate.clear

translate.clear();

clear / empty all items in translate registry

translate.setPluralizationRule

translate.setPluralizationRule('en', function(count) {
    return (1 === count) ? 0 : 1;
}, {pluralizeTo: 'count'});

Set locale specific pluralization rule function to determine plural form variation index.

translate.createRegistry

translate.createRegistry();

Creates new isolated translate registry

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