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Internationalization and Localization Support


Django provides support for Internationalization and Localization:

  • 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

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

  • Possibility to run i18n-related tasks of the utility.

  • Syntax highlighting in *.po files.

  • Intention action to surround blocks of text in Django templates.

  • Navigation between blocks of text and locales.


Internationalization and Localization support is available for the Django applications.

  1. Download the gettext archive from 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 as the project template language.

Last modified: 11 October 2023