A python package to easily translate po and pot files in any language supported by Google Translate.
potranslator is a package to easily translate po and pot files generated by Sphinx or other tools in any language supported by Google Translate.
potranslator auto-detects the language in the original pot files and auto-translates the pot files into the supplied target languages.
The Command Line Interface of potranslator and its documentation are based on sphinx-intl.
Optional: supports the Transifex collaborative service to upload the auto-generated translations to transifex for collaborative corrections of the translations.
- Afrikaans af
- Albanian sq
- Amharic am
- Arabic ar
- Armenian hy
- Azeerbaijani az
- Basque eu
- Belarusian be
- Bengali bn
- Bosnian bs
- Bulgarian bg
- Catalan ca
- Cebuano ceb (ISO-639-2)
- Chinese (Simplified) zh-CN (BCP-47)
- Chinese (Traditional) zh-TW (BCP-47)
- Corsican co
- Croatian hr
- Czech cs
- Danish da
- Dutch nl
- English en
- Esperanto eo
- Estonian et
- Finnish fi
- French fr
- Frisian fy
- Galician gl
- Georgian ka
- German de
- Greek el
- Gujarati gu
- Haitian Creole ht
- Hausa ha
- Hawaiian haw (ISO-639-2)
- Hebrew iw
- Hindi hi
- Hmong hmn (ISO-639-2)
- Hungarian hu
- Icelandic is
- Igbo ig
- Indonesian id
- Irish ga
- Italian it
- Japanese ja
- Javanese jw
- Kannada kn
- Kazakh kk
- Khmer km
- Korean ko
- Kurdish ku
- Kyrgyz ky
- Lao lo
- Latin la
- Latvian lv
- Lithuanian lt
- Luxembourgish lb
- Macedonian mk
- Malagasy mg
- Malay ms
- Malayalam ml
- Maltese mt
- Maori mi
- Marathi mr
- Mongolian mn
- Myanmar (Burmese) my
- Nepali ne
- Norwegian no
- Nyanja (Chichewa) ny
- Pashto ps
- Persian fa
- Polish pl
- Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil) pt
- Punjabi pa
- Romanian ro
- Russian ru
- Samoan sm
- Scots Gaelic gd
- Serbian sr
- Sesotho st
- Shona sn
- Sindhi sd
- Sinhala (Sinhalese) si
- Slovak sk
- Slovenian sl
- Somali so
- Spanish es
- Sundanese su
- Swahili sw
- Swedish sv
- Tagalog (Filipino) tl
- Tajik tg
- Tamil ta
- Telugu te
- Thai th
- Turkish tr
- Ukrainian uk
- Urdu ur
- Uzbek uz
- Vietnamese vi
- Welsh cy
- Xhosa xh
- Yiddish yi
- Yoruba yo
- Zulu zu
Quick Start for auto-translation with potranslator
This section describes how to translate documents generated by Sphinx with the potranslator command.
Create your document(s) by using Sphinx:
$ sphinx-build -b html /path/to/docs path/to/docs/_build
Optionally add the settings to your conf.py if you have one:
locale_dirs = ['locale/'] #path is an example but this is the recommended path. gettext_compact = False #optional.
locale_dirs is required and gettext_compact is optional.
Extract the document’s translatable messages into pot files (make sure you are in the folder containing make.bat and Makefile if you are on windows):
$ make gettext
Translate/Update your documents in German and Japanese:
$ potranslator update -p _build/gettext -l de -l ja
Done. You got these directories that contain po files with auto-translated entries:
Translate/Update your documents in Japanese, build the compiled mo files and generate the translated html documents:
Command line (for Unix systems):
$ potranslator build $ make -e SPHINXOPTS="-D language='ja'" html
Command line (for Windows cmd.exe):
> set SPHINXOPTS=-D language=de > potranslator build > .\make.bat html
Command line (for PowerShell):
> Set-Item env:SPHINXOPTS "-D language=de" > potranslator build > .\make.bat html
- Translate from pot files or update existing po files with auto-generated translation.
- Build mo files from translated po or pot files.
These features need the transifex-client library.
- create a .transifexrc file from an environment variable, without interactive input.
- create a .tx/config file without interactive input.
- update a .tx/config file from locale/pot files automatically.
- build mo files from po files in the locale directory.
You need to use the tx command to use the following features:
- tx push -s : push pot (translation catalogs) to transifex.
- tx pull -l ja : pull po (translated catalogs) from transifex.
It is strongly recommended to use virtualenv for this procedure:
$ pip install potranslator
If you want to use the Optional Features, you need install this additional library:
$ pip install potranslator[transifex]
Commands, options, environment variables
Type potranslator without arguments to show the help instructions.
Setup environment variables
All command-line options can be set with environment variables using the format POTRANSLATOR_<UPPER_LONG_NAME> .
Dashes (-) have to replaced with underscores (_).
For example, to set the target languages:
$ export POTRANSLATOR_LANGUAGE=de,ja
On the Windows command line:
> set POTRANSLATOR_LANGUAGE=de,ja
This is the same as passing the option to potranslator directly:
$ potranslator <command> --language=de --language=ja
Setup sphinx conf.py
Add the following settings to your sphinx document’s conf.py if it exists:
locale_dirs = ['locale/'] #for example gettext_compact = False #optional
Setup Makefile / make.bat
make gettext will generate pot files into the _build/gettext directory, however pot files can be generated in the locale/pot directory if convenient.
You can do that by replacing _build/gettext with locale/pot in your Makefile and/or make.bat that was generated by sphinx-quickstart.
Licensed under the BSD license. See the LICENSE file for specific terms.
- Now uses importlib_ressources for faster startup from CLI.
- Updated the command line usability.
- Added Type Annotation compliant with PEP 561.
- Updated Documentation.
- Updated Documentation.
- Translated the documentation in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.
- More detailed updates to the po files meta-data.
- First release candidate.
- Added Command Line Interface.
- First release on PyPI.
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