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Internationalization and Localization Support

Overview

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 manage.py utility.

  • Syntax highlighting in *.po files.

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

  • Navigation between blocks of text and locales.

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 as the project template language.

Last modified: 14 December 2018

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