An helper plugin that exposes supported languages for the iOS app for the App Store (iTunes)
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Supported languages iOS Apache Cordova

Cordova / PhoneGap Plugin that exposes supported languages to the App Store (iTunes).

On iOS, Cordova declares (just) english as supported language. Since most of the i18n solutions that developers use for their translation/internazionalizations support are javascript based there is no way to say to app store that anoter language is also supported. You need to explicitly declare those languages within the info.plist file.

Since I'm lazy I prefer letting a plugin do this job (avoiding the need to re-edit the file everytime I do a fresh build from the cordova cli). Hope you find it useful as well.


Latest published version on npm (with Cordova CLI >= 5.0.0)

cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-ios-localized-strings --variable MAIN_LANGUAGE=English --variable ADDITIONAL_LANGUAGES=it,fr,de

Latest version from GitHub

cordova plugin add --variable MAIN_LANGUAGE=English --variable ADDITIONAL_LANGUAGES=it,fr,de

Language Codes

The following language codes are valid options for the ADDITIONAL_LANGUAGES variables

  • no
  • en-US
  • en-CA
  • fi
  • ru
  • zh-Hans
  • nl-NL
  • zh-Hant
  • en-AU
  • id
  • de-DE
  • sv
  • ko
  • ms
  • pt-BR
  • el
  • es-ES
  • it
  • fr-CA
  • es-MX
  • pt-PT
  • vi
  • th
  • ja
  • fr-FR
  • da
  • tr
  • en-GB


Applies to iOS only.


For ionic/angular v1.x based projects I really like gabegorelick/gulp-angular-gettext.


MIT License