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locales

This is a folder that contains the Language files for different locales.

Default stringfile

If you're building an internationalized application that needs support for multiple languages, you'll want to pull all of the static strings out of your application, then provide a translation file for each of your target languages.

Example i18n usage: e.g. /views/about.ejs

<h2><%= __('whatIsApp?') %></h2>
<p> <%= __('appDescription') %></p>

More about this implementation: https://github.com/mashpie/i18n-node

locales.de.js

This file is provided in the folder as an example: Note that this is part of a campaign to rebrand our app for the German market as Bleistift Buben (or "Pencil Boys")

module.exports = {

    // Key              : Value
    // e.g.

    'whatIsApp?'        :   'Was ist Bleistift Buben?',

    appDescription      :   'Bleistift Buben ist eine App für den Aufbau und die Aufrechterhaltung ' +
                            'Freunde, mit denen Sie Darlehen Bleistifte. Mit Funktionen wie Bleistift '+
                            'Ledger, In-App-Zahlungen, und Vintage-Foto-Filter ermöglicht PP eine schöne ' +
                            'neue Welt der Rechenschaftspflicht für die #1, #2 UND #3 Bleistifte. ' +
                            'Du wirst nie verlieren einen Freund über eine verlorene Bleistift nie wieder!'
};

What About i18n on the client?

The above technique works great out of the box for server-side views. But what about rich client apps? HTML 5, SPAs, PhoneGap, Chrome Extensions and stuff? What if your HTML templates are being served from a CDN? If you are using client-side templates, you can reuse Sails' i18n support to help you get your translated templates to the browser.

If you want to use Sails to internationalize your client-side templates, just put your front-end templates in a subdirectory of your app's /views folder.

  • In development mode, you should retranslate and precompile your templates each time the relevant stringfile or template changes using grunt-contrib-watch, which is already installed by default in new Sails projects.
  • In production mode, you'll want to translate and precompile all templates on lift(). In loadtime-critical scenarios (e.g. mobile web apps) you can even upload your translated, precompiled, minified templates to a CDN like Cloudfront for further performance gains.

Alternatively, if you're writing a native Objective C or Android application, you may find the following resources helpful:

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