Simple i18n translation and localization components and helpers for React applications Sample in 2020

Simple i18n translation and localization components and helpers for React applications Sample in 2020


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react-i18nify

Simple i18n translation and localization components and helpers for React applications.

Installation

Install by using npm:

$ npm i --save react-i18nify

Getting started

Start by loading setting translations and locale to be used:

const { I18n } = require('react-i18nify');

I18n.setTranslations({
  en: {
    application: {
      title: 'Awesome app with i18n!',
      hello: 'Hello, %{name}!'
    },
    date: {
      long: 'MMMM Do, YYYY'
    },
    export: 'Export %{count} items',
    export_0: 'Nothing to export',
    export_1: 'Export %{count} item',
    two_lines: 'Line 1<br />Line 2'
  },
  nl: {
    application: {
      title: 'Toffe app met i18n!',
      hello: 'Hallo, %{name}!'
    },
    date: {
      long: 'D MMMM YYYY'
    },
    export: 'Exporteer %{count} dingen',
    export_0: 'Niks te exporteren',
    export_1: 'Exporteer %{count} ding',
    two_lines: 'Regel 1<br />Regel 2'
  }
});

I18n.setLocale('nl');

Now you're all set up to start unleashing the power of react-i18nify!

Components

The easiest way to translate or localize in your React application is by using the Translate and Localize components:

const { Translate, Localize } = require('react-i18nify');

<Translate value="application.title" />
  // => <span>Toffe app met i18n!</span>
<Translate value="application.title" style={{ fontWeight: 'bold', fontSize: '14px' }} />
  // => <span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:14px;">Toffe app met i18n!</span>
<Translate value="application.hello" name="Aad" />
  // => <span>Hallo, Aad!</span>
<Translate value="export" count={1} />
  // => <span>Exporteer 1 ding</span>
<Translate value="export" count={2} />
  // => <span>Exporteer 2 dingen</span>
<Translate value="two_lines" dangerousHTML />
  // => <span>Regel 1<br />Regel 2</span>
<Translate value="application.title" tag="h1" />
 // => <h1>Toffe app met i18n!</h1>

<Localize value="2015-09-03" dateFormat="date.long" />
  // => <span>3 september 2015</span>
<Localize value="2015-09-03" dateFormat="date.long" tag="div" />
  // => <div>3 september 2015</div>
<Localize value={10/3} options={{style: 'currency', currency: 'EUR', minimumFractionDigits: 2, maximumFractionDigits: 2}} />
  // => <span>€ 3,33</span>

Helpers

If for some reason, you cannot use the components, you can use the I18n.t and I18n.l helpers instead.
These helpers however will not be re-rendered automatically in any way, so if you use those, it's up to you to handle state change.

const { I18n } = require('react-i18nify');

I18n.t('application.title');
  // => Toffe app met i18n!
I18n.t('application.hello', {name: 'Aad'});
  // => Hallo, Aad!'
I18n.t('export', {count: 0});
  // => Niks te exporteren
I18n.t('application.unknown_translation');
  // => unknown_translation
I18n.t('application', {name: 'Aad'});
  // => {hello: 'Hallo, Aad!', title: 'Toffe app met i18n!'}

I18n.l(1385856000000, { dateFormat: 'date.long' });
  // => 1 december 2013
I18n.l(Math.PI, { maximumFractionDigits: 2 });
  // => 3,14

API Reference

I18n

Main module for handling all configurations and translations, with the following functions:

setLocale(locale, rerenderComponents = true)

The used locale can be set with this function. By default, changing the locale will re-render all components.
This behavior can be prevented by providing false as a second argument.

setTranslations(translations, rerenderComponents = true)

The used translations can be set with this function. By default, changing the translations will re-render all components.
This behavior can be prevented by providing false as a second argument.

setLocaleGetter(fn)

Alternatively to using setLocale, you can provide a callback to return the locale with setLocaleGetter:

const { I18n } = require('react-i18nify');

const locale = () => 'nl';

I18n.setLocaleGetter(locale);

setTranslationsGetter(fn)

Alternatively to using setTranslations, you can provide a callback to return the translations with setTranslationsGetter:

const { I18n } = require('react-i18nify');

const translation = () => ({
  en: { ... },
  nl: { ... }
});

I18n.setTranslationsGetter(translation);

setHandleMissingTranslation(fn)

By default, when a translation is missing, the translation key will be returned in a slightly formatted way,
as can be seen in the I18n.t('application.unknown_translation'); example above.
You can however overwrite this behavior by setting a function to handle missing translations.

const { I18n } = require('react-i18nify');

const myHandleMissingTranslation = (key, replacements) => `Missing translation: ${key}`;

I18n.setHandleMissingTranslation(myHandleMissingTranslation);

I18n.t('application.unknown_translation');
  // => Missing translation: application.unknown_translation

t(key, replacements = {})

Helper function to translate a key, given an optional set of replacements. See the above Helpers section for examples.

l(value, options)

Helper function to localize a value, given a set of options. See the above Helpers section for examples.

For localizing dates, the moment library is used.
A dateFormat option can be used for providing a translation key with the format string.
For the full list of formatting tokens which can be used in the format string, see http://momentjs.com/docs/#/displaying/format/.
Moreover, a strictParse option can be provided. When set to true, moment's strict parsing will be used.

For number formatting, the localize helper supports all options as provided by the Javascript built-in Intl.NumberFormat object.
For the full list of options, see https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/NumberFormat.

forceComponentsUpdate()

This function can be called to force a re-render of all I18n components.

<Translate>

React translate component, with the following props:

value (string)

The translation key to translate.

dangerousHTML (bool)

If true, HTML is allowed in the translation. Defaults to false.

className (string)

Optional CSS classname.

tag (string|func)

HTML element to render the translation in. Defaults to span.

style (object)

Optional inline styling

Other props

All other provided props will be used as replacements for the translation.

<Localize>

React localize component, with the following props:

value (number|string|object)

The number or date to localize.

dateFormat (string)

The translation key for providing the format string. Only needed for localizing dates.
For the full list of formatting tokens which can be used in the format string, see http://momentjs.com/docs/#/displaying/format/.

options (object)

When localizing dates, a strictParse option can be provided. When set to true, moment's strict parsing will be used.

When localizing numbers, the localize component supports all options as provided by the Javascript built-in Intl.NumberFormat object.
For the full list of options, see https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/NumberFormat.

dangerousHTML (bool)

If true, HTML is allowed in the localization. Defaults to false.

className (string)

Optional CSS classname.

tag (string|func)

HTML element to render the localization in. Defaults to span.

style (object)

Optional inline styling

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