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Internationalization and Localization Support

Overview

i18n support with IntelliJ IDEA falls into the following major aspects:

  • Internationalization (i18n) involves extracting strings out of your source code and presenting them as properties that are further referenced in the source code.

  • Localization enables translating these properties into the target languages.

Supported features

IntelliJ IDEA provides helpful features that simplify working on software internationalization and localization issues. These features are:

  • Individual for files and directories.

  • Advanced editing assistance for properties files.

  • Auto-detection of resource bundles.

  • Code inspections related to internationalization issues; intention actions, and quick fixes.

  • Dedicated editor for performing mass actions within resource bundles.

Prerequisites

Internationalization and Localization support is available for the Django applications.

  1. Download the gettext archive from http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/gettext/ utilities are downloaded and installed on your machine.

  2. Unpack the downloaded archive.

  3. Add the paths to the bin directories of gettext-runtime and gettext-tools to the $PATH variable.

  4. Create the locale directory in the project root.

  5. Set Django at the project template language.

Last modified: 22 February 2024