Localizr

by michaelhenry

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Localizr

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Localizr is a Tool that handles and automates localization files. Basically we give limited access to the translators to let them input or upload different keystrings and the developer will just fetch it on development or deployment only when if there is an update or changes. This will lessen or prevent the mistake that developer made because he/she has no clue what are those words are and most of them (including me, but not all) are just copy pasting those words (especially when it comes to chinese or japanese characters) from excel to the Localizable.strings via Xcode.

Features

  • Multi-App support. reusable keys for different applications.
  • Android and IOS support.
  • Integrated with Fastlane actions. (Fastlane actions localizr)
  • Default fallback for missing localizations.
  • Export and import to different file format.
  • Easy deployment: Deploy
  • Dockerized: docker pull michaelhenry119/localizr
  • Static files hosted in AWS S3 (Optional)
  • Snapshots

DEMO

username: demo
password: localizr

IOS Client

I have created a demo IOS App, You can pull it from Localizr.swift.

For Developers

Strings Generator

http://{your_server.com}/app/{app_slug}.{locale_code}

Format

iOS

Android

Integrate to your Android or IOS Project?

By using Fastlane. Currently localizr action is not officially available in fastlane repo, so you have to manually grab it from here fastlane/actions and paste the actions folder directly to your project 's fastlane folder in order to make this available to your local. here is the shortcut:

# from your workplace root folder:
$ curl -o fastlane/actions/localizr.rb https://raw.githubusercontent.com/michaelhenry/Localizr/master/fastlane/actions/localizr.rb
$ fastlane actions localizr

fastlane actions localizr

Sample configuration on IOS

desc "Submit build to TestFlight."
lane :beta do
  increment_build_number
  # ...
  localizr(
    localizr_server: 'http://your_localizr_server',
    localizr_api_token: 'your-auth-token-from-admin-page',
    locale_codes:  'en,ja,pt,zh,es',
    localizr_app_slug: 'your-app-slug',
    output_target_path: 'ExampleApp',
    platform: 'ios',
  )
  gym
  # ...
end

Sample configuration on Android

lane :beta do
  localizr(
    localizr_server: 'http://your_localizr_server',
    localizr_api_token: 'your-auth-token-from-admin-page',
    locale_codes:  'en,ja,pt,zh,es',
    localizr_app_slug: 'your-app-slug',
    output_target_path: 'res'
  ),
  gradle(
    task: 'assemble',
    build_type: 'Release'
  )
  # ...
end

You can also use environment variables if you dont want to configure it from Fastfile:

export FL_LOCALIZR_SERVER='http://your_localizr_server'
export FL_LOCALIZR_API_TOKEN='your-auth-token-from-admin-page'
export FL_LOCALIZR_APP_SLUG='your-app-slug'
export FL_LOCALIZR_BASE_LOCALE_CODE='en'
export FL_LOCALIZR_LOCALE_CODES='en,es,ja,zh,pt'
export FL_LOCALIZR_PLATFORM='ios'
export FL_LOCALIZR_OUTPUT_TARGET_PATH='ExampleApp'

Example:

desc "Submit build to TestFlight."
lane :beta do
  increment_build_number
  # ...
  localizr
  gym
  # ...
end

S3 Configuration

This is optional, but you can enable this by providing valid information for the following in the environment variables.

export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID='Your aws access key id'
export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY='Your secret key'
export AWS_STORAGE_BUCKET_NAME='Name of the bucket'

For Non-Developers, Translators or even Developers.

How to use Localizr?

  1. Create different Locales set the name and the code.
  2. Create an App and set the base_locale if you want to have a fallback for missing localized strings.
  3. Create Different Keys.
  4. Match the Keys with the App so you can re-use the keys to other apps too.
  5. Finally, populate the localized strings .

Does it look difficult?

Then try to use the importer (csv, xls, xlsx, tsv, json, yaml).

You can find the sample csv files in the sample_data folder.

  1. Import the Locales.csv to Locales section.
  2. Import the Apps.csv to Apps section.
  3. Import the App's Keys.csv to App 's Keys section.
  4. Import the Localized String.csv to Localized String section.

import admin import

import button

import change diff

How about exporting?

Just find the EXPORT button, select the format and that's it.

Deployment

Using Heroku

Just click this button >++> Deploy

If you're using heroku's free dyno and the waking time is longer than expected, you disable the auto migration option by setting the environment variable:

LOCALIZR_DISABLE_AUTO_MIGRATION=1

Using Docker

sample config of docker-compose.yml

version: '3'

services:
  db:
    image: postgres:9.4
    volumes:
      - pg-data:/var/lib/postgresql/data
    ports:
      - "5432:5432"  
    environment:
      - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=your_db_password

  localizr:
    image: michaelhenry119/localizr:latest
    container_name: localizr
    ports:
      - "80:8001"
    environment:
      # Reference: postgres://USER:PASSWORD@HOST:PORT/NAME, this example is using the default postgres database.
      - DATABASE_URL=postgres://postgres:your_db_password@db:5432/postgres
      # You have to define your host name here to prevent any random attacks.
      - ALLOWED_HOSTS=0.0.0.0,localizr.domain.com,or_any_domain
      # This is optional, you can assign a default then change it later from the admin page. 
      # Or you can do it programatically after you mount the image.
      - ADMIN_USERNAME=admin
      - ADMIN_PASSWORD=change_me_later
      - ADMIN_EMAIL=your_email@email.com
    depends_on:
      - db
volumes:
  pg-data:

Snapshot

Snapshot is supported by passing a query param ?snapshot=your_any_key_or_build_number to the localizedkeystrings request.

Recommendation and Automation:

With using CI and Fastlane, create a script or use fastlane actions localizr to download and update all the localization strings before gym method, So we can always make sure that all strings are updated.

TODO:

  • iOS format support
  • Android format support
  • Import/Export contents via CSV file
  • CI
  • Test cases
  • Docker container support.
  • Snapshot support.
  • Interactive UI.
  • Able to use google translate for some missing translations.

Author

Michael Henry Pantaleon, me@iamkel.net

License

Localizr is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.