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A simple Django app to automatically translate the pot (`.po`) files generated by django's makemessages command using google translate.

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A simple Django app to automatically translate the pot (.po) files generated by django’s makemessages command using google translate.


pip install dj-translate

Add 'autotranslate' to your INSTALLED_APPS setting.



python makemessages --no-wrap --no-location --no-obsolete

python translate_messages

The command finds all the generated pot (.po) files under the locale paths (LOCALE_PATHS) specified in django project settings, and translates them automatically.


  1. -f, --set-fuzzy: Set the ‘fuzzy’ flag on autotranslated entries
  2. -l, --locale 'locale': Only translate the specified locales
  3. -u, --untranslated: Only translate the untranslated messages
python translate_messages -l 'de' -l 'es'


  1. Use a google translation - Web scrapper (Not recomm):
  1. Use a Google API based Translation Service:
# default: ''
# pip install google-api-python-client
GOOGLE_TRANSLATE_KEY = '<google-api-key>'

Edit translation strings:

Add an URL entry to your project’s, for example:

from django.conf import settings

if 'autotranslate' in settings.INSTALLED_APPS:
    urlpatterns += [
        url(r'^autotranslate/', include('autotranslate.urls')),

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