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An enhanced version of zope.i18n.translationdomain

Project description

This package provides components for use with Zope 3 and Zope 2 + Five that implement both ITranslationDomain and ILanguageAvailability as well as supporting the recording of untranslated msgids. This means that, not only do the components support the interface require to provide message to Zope 3’s i18n framework, they can also be used to generate a list of avaiable languages using code similar to the following:

from zope.component import getUtility
from zope.i18n.interfaces import ILanguageAvailability
from zope.i18n.locales import locales, LoadLocaleError

domain = 'myproject'

def getLanguages(self):
  options = getUtility(ILanguageAvailability,
  result = []
  for option in options:
      lang = option[0]
          locale = locales.getLocale(lang)
      except LoadLocaleError:
          # probably not a real locale
  return result


Zope 2.12.0 or higher is required.


To install, simply place the sx folder contained in the distribution onto your PYTHONPATH.


Configuration is through ZCML, a complete example of which is shows below:

<configure xmlns=""

<!-- make the sx.translations' registerTranslations directive
     available -->
<include package="sx.translations" file="meta.zcml" />

<!-- register our locales using sx.translations -->
<i18n:registerTranslations locales="../locales"


locales is a path pointing to a folder containing locale information in the standard GNU gettext layout, as currently supported by Zope 3.

missing is a file to which untranslated msgids will be appended in .pot fortmat.

encoding is optional and specifies the encoding to use for the file specified in the “missing” attribute. If not supplied, a default of utf-8 is used.


Copyright (c) 2006-2009 Simplistix Ltd

This Software is released under the MIT License: See license.txt for more details.


1.2 (16 Apr 2009)

  • record dates when missing msgids are found

1.1 (12 Apr 2009)

  • bring up to date for zope.i18n 3.7.0

1.0 (18 Sep 2006)

  • Initial release

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