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fast_i18n

Lightweight i18n solution. Use JSON files to create typesafe translations.

Getting Started

Step 1: Add dependencies

dependencies:
  fast_i18n: ^1.6.0

dev_dependencies:
  build_runner: any

Step 2: Create JSON files

Create these files inside your lib directory. Preferably in one common package like lib/i18n.

strings.i18n.json (default, fallback)

{
  "hello": "Hello $name",
  "save": "Save",
  "login": {
    "success": "Logged in successfully",
    "fail": "Logged in failed"
  }
}

strings_de.i18n.json

{
  "hello": "Hallo $name",
  "save": "Speichern",
  "login": {
    "success": "Login erfolgreich",
    "fail": "Login fehlgeschlagen"
  }
}

config.i18n.json (optional but recommended)

{
  "baseLocale": "en"
}

Step 3: Generate the dart code

flutter packages pub run build_runner build

Step 4: Initialize

@override
void initState() {
  super.initState();

  // a: use device locale
  LocaleSettings.useDeviceLocale().whenComplete(() {
    setState((){});
  });

  // b: use specific locale
  LocaleSettings.setLocale('de');

  // c: use default locale (default json locale)
  // *do nothing*
}

Step 4b: iOS-only

File: ios/Runner/Info.plist

<key>CFBundleLocalizations</key>
<array>
   <string>en</string>
   <string>de</string>
</array>

Step 5: Use your translations

// raw string
String translated = t.hello(name: 'Tom');

// inside component
Text(t.login.success)

API

When the dart code has been generated, you will see some useful classes and functions

t - the most important translate variable

LocaleSettings.useDeviceLocale() - use the locale of the device

LocaleSettings.setLocale('de') - change the locale

LocaleSettings.currentLocale - get the current locale

LocaleSettings.locales - get the supported locales

Configuration

All settings can be set in the config.i18n.json file. Place it anywhere inside your lib directory

{
  "baseLocale": "en",
  "maps": [
    "a",
    "b",
    "c.d"
  ]
}
KeyTypeUsageDefault
baseLocaleStringassign the default json file to a locale''
mapsList<String>entries which should be accessed via keys[]

Additional features

Maps

Sometimes you need to access the translations via keys. Define the maps in your config.i18n.json. Keep in mind that all nice features like autocompletion are gone.

strings.i18n.json

{
  "welcome": "Welcome",
  "thisIsAMap": {
    "hello world": "hello"
  },
  "classicClass": {
    "hello": "hello",
    "aMapInClass": {
      "hi": "hi"
    }
  }
}

config.i18n.json

{
  "baseLocale": "en",
  "maps": [
    "thisIsAMap",
    "classicClass.aMapInClass"
  ]
}

Now you can access this via key:

String a = t.thisIsAMap['hello world'];
String b = t.classicClass.hello; // the "classical" way
String c = t.classicClass.aMapInClass['hi']; // nested

Lists

Lists are fully supported.

{
  "niceList": [
    "hello",
    "nice",
    [
      "nestedList"
    ],
    {
      "wow": "wow"
    },
    {
      "a map entry": "cool"
    }
  ]
}
String a = t.niceList[1];
String b = t.niceList[2][0];
String c = t.niceList[3].wow;
String d = t.niceList[4]['a map entry'];

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2020 Tien Do Nam

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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Libraries

builder
fast_i18n
utils