WebTranslateIt Synchronization Tool : wti
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wti lets you easily sync your language files with WebTranslateIt.com, a web-based tool to translation software.
- wti is a command-line tool. It works on all operating systems: Windows, Linux, MacOS X, ... It is also available as a Docker package.
- wti is really easy to use. It was inspired by git. Use
wti pullto sync your language files with WebTranslateIt.com.
Optionally, wti does...
- include a rack middleware you can use in your Rails app to automatically fetch new translations from WebTranslateIt.com.
- include libraries you can use to programmatically fetch your segments from WebTranslateIt.com. See Extras
- include a web interface for your translation team to update your language files. Learn more on the web_translate_it_server project page.
You will also need ruby to run
wti. We require ruby version 2.6 or newer. On Linux or a Mac, it’s already installed. Install RubyInstaller if you’re using Windows. See detailed installation instructions for Windows users.
$ gem install web_translate_it Fetching: web_translate_it-2.6.4.gem (100%) Successfully installed web_translate_it-2.6.4 1 gem installed
At this point you should have the
wti executable working:
$ wti -v wti version 2.6.4
We also provide
wti as a Docker packages. See our packages and instructions to install.
wti is installed, you’ll have to configure your project. Basically,
wti is to be run on a project root directory, and looks for a
.wti file containing your project information. The command
wti init lets your create your
$ wti init proj_pvt_V8skdjsdDDA4 # Initializing project The project Frontend was successfully initialized. You can now use `wti` to push and pull your language files. Check `wti --help` for help.
proj_pvt_V8skdjsdDDA4 is the API token, which you can find in your project settings.
If you’d like to specify another path for your configuration file, you can use
wti init. This command will ask you to enter your project API token and where to save the configuration file (by default it will create a
.wti in your project root directory).
Now you’re all set and you can use the
wti commands on your project.
Using on multiple projects
Please refer to our documentation about syncing multiple projects.
wti --help to see the usage:
Usage: wti <command> [options]+ The most commonly used wti commands are: pull Pull target language file(s) push Push master language file(s) match Display matching of local files with File Manager add Create and push a new master language file addlocale Add a new locale to the project server Start a synchronisation server status Fetch and display project statistics init Configure your project to sync See `wti <command> --help` for more information on a specific command. [options] are: --config, -c <s>: Path to a translation.yml file (default: .wti) --version, -v: Print version and exit --help, -h: Show this message
--help for each command for more information. For instance:
$ wti push --help wti push [filename] - Push master language file(s) [options] are: -l, --locale=<s> ISO code of locale(s) to push -t, --target Upload all target files -f, --force Force push (bypass conditional requests to WTI) -m, --merge Force WTI to merge this file -i, --ignore-missing Force WTI to not obsolete missing strings -n, --minor Minor Changes. When pushing a master file, prevents target translations to be flagged as `to_verify`. -a, --label=<s> Apply a label to the changes -c, --config=<s> Path to a configuration file (default: .wti) --all DEPRECATED -- See `wti push --target` instead -d, --debug Display debug information -h, --help Show this message
|wti add path/to/master/file.po||Upload a new master language file|
|wti add file1.po file2.po file3.xml||Create several master language files at once, by specifying each file|
|wti add *.po||Create several master language files at once, by specifying an extension|
|find . -name "*en.yml" | xargs wti add||Find all the en.yml files and add them to the project|
|wti push||Update a master language file|
|wti push -l fr||Update a target (French) language file|
|wti push -l "fr en da sv"||Update several target language files at once (French, English, Danish, Swedish)|
|wti push --all||Update all language files at once|
|wti push path/to/file.yml||Pushes the path/to/file.yml file|
|wti pull||Download target language files|
|wti pull -l fr||Download a specific language file (French)|
|wti pull --all||Download all language files, including source|
|wti pull path/to/files/*||Download all files in path/to/files|
|wti pull path/to/files/* -l fr||Download all fr files in path/to/files|
|wti pull --force||Force pull (to bypass WebTranslateIt’s HTTP caching)|
|wti addlocale fr||Add a new locale to the project|
|wti addlocale fr da sv||Add several locales at once|
|wti status||View project translation statistics|
|wti status config/locales/app/en.yml||View translation statistics on file config/locales/app/en.yml|
|wti match||Show matching between files on local computer and the ones in WebTranslateIt’s File Manager|
It is sometimes useful to hook a command or a script before or after a push or a pull. One use-case would be to launch a build after pulling language files. You can do that by implementing hooks in your
There are 4 hooks:
Check the sample
.wti file for implementation.
wti returns exit codes on failure. The exit code is
0 if the command executed successfully and
1 if the command executed but encountered at least one error. This is useful to act upon errors if you use
wti to pull files in an automated build process.
~/code/webtranslateit.com[master]% wti pull # Pulling files on WebTranslateIt config/locales/translation_validator/en.yml | e82e044..e82e044 Skipped config/locales/app/en.yml | f2ca86c..f2ca86c Skipped config/locales/defaults/en.yml | 2fcb61f..2fcb61f Skipped config/locales/js/en.yml | ee6589d..ee6589d Skipped config/locales/js/fr.yml | 2f8bb0e..2f8bb0e Skipped config/locales/translation_validator/fr.yml | 534af2c..534af2c Skipped config/locales/app/fr.yml | 29f8c9d..da39a3e OK config/locales/defaults/fr.yml | aca123e..aca123e Skipped Pulled 8 files at 7 files/sec, using 3 threads. ~/code/webtranslateit.com[master]% echo $? 0 ~/code/webtranslateit.com[master]% wti pull # Pulling files on WebTranslateIt config/locales/translation_validator/en.yml | e82e044..e82e044 Error config/locales/app/en.yml | f2ca86c..f2ca86c Skipped config/locales/defaults/fr.yml | aca123e..aca123e Skipped Pulled 3 files at 3 files/sec, using 3 threads. ~/code/webtranslateit.com[master]% echo $? 1
wti status command also returns meaningful codes. It will exit with
0 if the project is 100% translated and proofread,
100 if the project is not 100% translated and
101 if the project is not 100% proofread. This could allow you to check if a project is 100% translated or completed before deploying a project.
~/Desktop/test% wti status # Gathering information on test ts fr: 40% translated, 40% completed. en: 90% translated, 0% completed. ~/Desktop/test% echo $? 100 ~/Desktop/test% wti status # Gathering information on test ts en: 100% translated, 0% completed. fr: 100% translated, 100% completed. ~/Desktop/test% echo $? 101 ~/Desktop/test% wti status # Gathering information on test ts en: 100% translated, 100% completed. fr: 100% translated, 100% completed. ~/Desktop/test% echo $? 0
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