Generates a vue-i18n compatible include file from your Laravel translations
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Laravel 5 package that allows you to share your Laravel localizations with your vue front-end, using vue-i18n or vuex-i18n.

Laravel 5.7 notice!

Configuration paths have changed in Laravel 5.7, in order for this package to function properly you need to configure correct paths for jsPath and jsFile in your config\vue-i18n-generator.php.

Install the package

In your project: composer require martinlindhe/laravel-vue-i18n-generator

In config/app.php providers:


Next, publish the package default config:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="MartinLindhe\VueInternationalizationGenerator\GeneratorProvider"

Using vue-i18n

Next, you need to install one out of two supported VueJs i18n libraries. We support vue-i18n as default library. Beside that we also support vuex-i18n.

When you go with the default option, you only need to install the library through your favorite package manager.


npm i --save vue-i18n
yarn add vue-i18n

Then generate the include file with

php artisan vue-i18n:generate

Assuming you are using a recent version of vue-i18n (>=6.x), adjust your vue app with something like:

import Vue from 'vue';
import VueInternationalization from 'vue-i18n';
import Locale from './vue-i18n-locales.generated';


const lang = document.documentElement.lang.substr(0, 2); 
// or however you determine your current app locale

const i18n = new VueInternationalization({
    locale: lang,
    messages: Locale

const app = new Vue({
    el: '#app',
    components: {

For older vue-i18n (5.x), the initialization looks something like:

import Vue from 'vue';
import VueInternationalization from 'vue-i18n';
import Locales from './vue-i18n-locales.generated.js';


Vue.config.lang = 'en';

Object.keys(Locales).forEach(function (lang) {
  Vue.locale(lang, Locales[lang])


Using vuex-i18n


npm i --save vuex-i18n
yarn add vuex-i18n vuex

Next, open config/vue-i18n-generator.php and do the following changes:

- 'i18nLib' => 'vue-i18n',
+ 'i18nLib' => 'vuex-i18n',

Then generate the include file with

php artisan vue-i18n:generate

Assuming you are using a recent version of vuex-i18n, adjust your vue app with something like:

import Vuex from 'vuex';
import vuexI18n from 'vuex-i18n';
import Locales from './vue-i18n-locales.generated.js';

const store = new Vuex.Store();

Vue.use(vuexI18n.plugin, store);

Vue.i18n.add('en', Locales.en);

// set the start locale to use


var app = new Vue({
    mixins: [require('spark')]

UMD module

If you want to generate an UMD style export, you can with the --umd option

php artisan vue-i18n:generate --umd

An UMD module can be imported into the browser, build system, node and etc.

Now you can include the generated script in the browser as a normal script and reference it with window.vuei18nLocales.

<script src="{{ asset('js/vue-i18n-locales.generated.js') }}"></script>

// in your js 
Vue.config.lang = Laravel.language
Object.keys(window.vuei18nLocales).forEach(function (lang) {
  Vue.locale(lang, window.vuei18nLocales[lang])

You can still require/import it in your build system as stated above.

One advantage of doing things like this is you are not obligated to do a build of your javascript each time a the translation files get changed/saved. A good example is if you have a backend that can read and write to your translation files (like Backpack). You can listen to a save event there and call vue-i18n-generator.


The generator adjusts the strings in order to work with vue-i18n's named formatting, so you can reuse your Laravel translations with parameters.


return [
    'hello' => 'Hello :name',

in vue-i18n-locales.generated.js:

    "hello": "Hello {name}",

Blade template:

<div class="message">
    <p>{{ trans('message.hello', ['name' => 'visitor']) }}</p>

Vue template:

<div class="message">
    <p>{{ $t('message.hello', {name: 'visitor'}) }}</p>


  • The generated file is an ES6 module.

The more sophisticated pluralization localization as described here is not supported since neither vue-i18n or vuex-i18n support this.


Under MIT