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Meteor-based ghetto localization editor for requirejs-style i18n bundles.
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This is a very simple Meteor-based localization editor for requirejs i18n bundles. It's intended as a quick-and-dirty solution to bootstrap localization, but is not currently secure because it features no authentication.

Starting the server

Just go into the root directory of the repository and run meteor. Then visit the server's root in your web browser.


POST /sources

This endpoint is used to send information about "sources", or strings that need localization, to the server. The request body is expected to be JSON; each key is the name of a module, such as my/nls/colors; values are objects containing the following keys:

  • root - An object containing the root i18n bundle for the module. See the requirejs i18n bundle documentation for information on the structure of this object.

  • description - The HTML description of what the module is. Optional.

  • metadata - Metadata providing additional information on i18n keys. Each key corresponds to a key in root; values are objects with the following keys:

    • help - HTML-formatted help text describing the purpose of the key.

    This key is optional, as is everything inside its value.

Example payload:

  "my/nls/colors": {
    "description": "Names of colors used in my app.",
    "root": {
      "red": "red",
      "blue": "blue",
      "green": "green"
    "metadata": {
      "red": {
        "help": "This is used <em>everywhere</em>, please translate it!"

Note that there is currently no way to remove a module for localization via the REST interface; you'll have to do this manually through a MongoDB admin interface by removing a document from the sources collection, e.g.:

db.sources.remove({id: "my/nls/colors"});

GET /l10n/{{nls-path}}

This endpoint returns the requirejs i18n bundle JavaScript code for {{nls-path}}. Just set up your app's requirejs config to point here for any nls subdirectory, and it will automatically get the latest localizations contributed through ghetto-l10n's user interface for any modules starting with {{nls-path}}.

For instance, here's a requirejs config that would load the localizations for my/nls/colors from the ghetto-l10n instance at

  paths: {
    "my/nls": ""
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