localized 2.0.5
localized: ^2.0.5

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String extensions for different localizations and a translation utility without additional efforts.

localized #

String extensions for localization and a translation utility

Features #

  • A script for creating your json localization files (see Localization)
  • A String extension function localized
  • A translation utility (see Translation)

Getting Started #

  • Go inside pubspec.yaml file
  • Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:
dependencies:
     localized: ^2.0.5
  • Get dependencies
flutter pub get

How to use #

Localization #

The package generates assets with i18n empty content as JSON files for future localized strings.

First think about the localization you want to use and run the script (as an example EN, DE, RU are provided) specifying the localizations in a line separated with commas

flutter pub run localized:main -c -l en,de,ru

(see list of Parameters)

As a result this will be added to the project tree:

- assets
    - i18n
        - de.json
        - en.json
        - ru.json

In addition, you can specify the directory where the files will be created

flutter pub run localized:main -c -l en,de,ru -d res/localizations

(see list of Parameters)

For now the result this will:

- res
    - localizations
        - de.json
        - en.json
        - ru.json

Next step is to add these assets in a pubspec.yaml file

flutter:
  assets:
    - assets/i18n/

Or your custom:

flutter:
  assets:
    - res/localizations/

The algorithm will check if you have already created the localization files and will ask you if you want to overwrite them. If you select Y in the command line, the files and the content will be overwritten. In case of N nothing will change. If you enter other character the function will call itself recursively until you provide a valid input.

Next is to do some coding

  • Import the library
import 'package:localized/localized.dart';
  • Create a set of Locales
  final locales = [
    Locale('de', 'DE'),
    Locale('en', 'EN'),
    Locale('ru', 'RU'),
  ];
  • In your MateralApp widget set the created supportedLocales with the created set
    supportedLocales: locales,
  • In your MateralApp widget set the list of localizationsDelegates
    localizationsDelegates: [
      LocalizationService.delegate(locales),
    ],

Result:

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  final locales = [
    // TODO: add new lang in array
    Locale('de', 'DE'),
    Locale('en', 'EN'),
    Locale('ru', 'RU'),
  ];

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter Demo',
      supportedLocales: locales,
      localizationsDelegates: [
        LocalizationService.delegate(locales: locales),
      ],
      theme: ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.blue,
        visualDensity: VisualDensity.adaptivePlatformDensity,
      ),
      home: MyHomePage(),
    );
  }
}

The settings finished, next is to try to localise strings.

    appBar: AppBar(
      title: Text('title'.localized(context)), // Home page (en), Startseite (de), Домашняя страница (ru)
    ),

Depending on the localization currently installed on the phone or the simulator, the appropriate value for the string will be called. For instance if the current localization is en-EN, then en.json file will be used.

Here is the full example

import 'package:flutter/cupertino.dart';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:localized/localized.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(MyApp());
}

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  final locales = [
    // TODO: add new lang in array
    Locale('de', 'DE'),
    Locale('en', 'EN'),
    Locale('ru', 'RU'),
  ];

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter Demo',
      supportedLocales: locales,
      localizationsDelegates: [
        LocalizationService.delegate(locales: locales),
      ],
      theme: ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.blue,
        visualDensity: VisualDensity.adaptivePlatformDensity,
      ),
      home: MyHomePage(),
    );
  }
}

class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  MyHomePage({Key key}) : super(key: key);

  @override
  _MyHomePageState createState() => _MyHomePageState();
}

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  int _counter = 0;

  void _incrementCounter() {
    setState(() {
      _counter++;
    });
  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text('title'.localized(context)),
      ),
      body: Center(
        child: Column(
          mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
          children: <Widget>[
            Text(
              'amount_of_clicks'.localized(context),
            ),
            Text(
              '$_counter',
              style: Theme.of(context).textTheme.headline4,
            ),
          ],
        ),
      ),
      floatingActionButton: FloatingActionButton(
        onPressed: _incrementCounter,
        tooltip: 'increase'.localized(context),
        child: Icon(Icons.add),
      ), // This trailing comma makes auto-formatting nicer for build methods.
    );
  }
}

Translation #

This library supports translation of every string in your localized json files. The APIs:

  • Google Cloud Translator
  • Yandex Translator
  • Microsoft Translator

When you have created your json files, you may want to translate all your strings to desired languages.

The translation utility will check for existing keys in json files and if there is no translation for that key the utility will handle this.

For Google:

flutter pub run localized:main -t -l ru,en,de -p Google -k YOUR_GOOGLE_API_KEY -n MAXIMUM_BUFFER_NUMBER 

For Yandex:

flutter pub run localized:main -t -l ru,en,de -p Yandex -f YOUR_YANDEX_FOLDER_ID -n MAXIMUM_BUFFER_NUMBER -i YOUR_YANDEX_IAM_TOKEN

For Microsoft:

flutter pub run localized:main -t -l ru,en,de -p Microsoft -m YOUR_MICROSOFT_KEY -r YOUR_REGION -n 100

(see list of Parameters)

The algorithm checks the amount of localization files you have and requires at least two of them. It compares the amount of key-value pairs in several JSON files and lets translation running for those JSON files, which don't have the actual translated key-value pairs. It will not overwrite the already existing translation.

Please pay attention to MAXIMUM_BUFFER_NUMBER parameter. This parameter shows how many strings are allowed to be translated in one request. By default, the parameter value is set to 1 and generally it will take much longer time for the translation.

The known limits are:

  • Google: 25 strings limit
  • Yandex: 100 string limit
  • Microsoft: 100 string limit

Parameters

General:

  • -c Create sample localization files
  • -t Translate localization files
  • -l Language codes
  • -d i18n files directory. ("assets/i18n" by default)
  • -p Provider of translation API
  • -n The number of strings to translate in one request ("1" by default)

Google only:

  • -k Google Project API key

Yandex only:

  • -f Yandex Folder ID
  • -i Yandex IAM token

Microsoft only:

  • -m Microsoft key
  • -e Microsoft endpoint. ("https://api.cognitive.microsofttranslator.com/" by default)
  • -r Microsoft multi-service or regional translator resource. It is required when using a multi-service subscription key.

License #

Under MIT License

Donation #

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String extensions for different localizations and a translation utility without additional efforts.

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License

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Dependencies

args, flutter, http, path_provider, translator, tuple

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