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Improved and complement gettext support for javascript for Django

Project Description

It is an improvement to the implementation of django gettext for javascrtipt.


  • Now parse javascript teplates for translatable strings (tested with underscore.template)
  • New I18n view more extensible (build on top of CBV) that exposes the djangojs gettext domain and djsgettext domain generated for translation scrings from js templates. Aditionaly the performance is improved with caching of this view (does not supports by django view as default behavior).

How it works?

Django makemesages command generates a djangojs domain po file from *.js files, django-jsgettext generates a djgettext domain po file from .html files (javascript templates) and the new view exposes the two gettext domains to the javascript.


The new view is created because the primary view of django is monolitic and not permits expose domains distinct than djangojs and django.

Currently, only is tested with underscore templates. Example:

<div><%= gettext('sample message') %></div>
<div><%= ngettext('1 message', 'some messages', num) %></div>
<div><%= interpolate(gettext('sample %s'), [1]) %></div>

How use it?

Urls files:

from djsgettext.views import I18n

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    url(r'^js-gettext/$', I18n.as_view()),

Collect messages from templates:

python jsgettext_makemessages

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