­čîÉ I18n

The i18n module has been designed exclusively for the Mineral framework, it allows you to translate your textual content through yaml files.

Register the module

After installing the module, please register it within ./src/main.dart following the scheme below :

import 'package:mineral/core.dart';
import 'package:mineral/core/services.dart';
import 'package:mineral_i18n/mineral_i18n.dart';

void main () async {
  final kernel = Kernel(
    intents: IntentService(all: true),
    packages: PackageService([
      I18n(['fr', 'en'])
    ]),
  );

  await kernel.init();
}

Translate your textual content

As a first step, please create a lang folder containing {lang}.yaml translation files.

We consider the following software structure :

lang/
  foo/
    fr.yaml
    en.yaml

The files will contain the following keys :

# lang/foo/fr.yaml
bar: bar en fran├žais !
# lang/foo/en.yaml
bar: bar in english !

Then we can use the t() function to translate our key path.

import 'package:mineral_i18n/mineral_i18n.dart';

class Foo extends MineralEvent<Ready> with Translation {
  Future<void> handle (Ready event) async {
    final String sentence = t(Lang.fr, 'foo.bar');
    print(sentence); // bar en fran├žais !

    final String sentence = t(Lang.en_GB, 'foo.bar');
    print(sentence); // bar in english !
  }
}

Injecting variables

The i18n module integrates the possibility of using variables thanks to special characters which will be replaced by the associated variable.

We consider the file lang/foo/en.yaml as containing the following key set :

bar: {framework} is my favourite framework ! 

Our string is now waiting for a variable named xx which we will give it when we call the t() function.

import 'package:mineral_i18n/mineral_i18n.dart';

class Foo extends MineralEvent<Ready> with Translation {
  Future<void> handle (Ready event) async {
    final String sentence = t(Lang.en_GB, 'foo.bar', { 'framework': 'Mineral' });
    print(sentence); // Mineral is my favourite framework ! 
  }
}

Using package commands

The i18n package provides you with a series of commands that you can discover via the help menu. In order to use these commands, you will need to add the package to the CLI as follows:

// mineral file
import 'package:mineral/cli.dart';
import 'package:mineral_i18n/mineral_i18n.dart';

Future<void> main (List<String> arguments) async {
  final i18n = I18n(['fr', 'en']);
  final cli = CommandLineInterface(packages: [i18n]);
  
  await cli.handle(arguments);
}

The commands issued by the package are now available

Libraries

i18n