Grunt i18n processor

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import gruntI18nprocessor from '';



Grunt i18n processor

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.5

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-i18nprocessor --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "i18nprocessor" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named i18nprocessor to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  i18nprocessor: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here.
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here.

The task is designed to take a JSON i18n Langauge file and split it into separate language specific files

    "validateFail_number": {
        "en": "Numeric value required",
        "de": "Numerischer Wert erforderlich",
        "fr": "Valeur num�rique obligatoire",
        "nl": "Numerieke waarde verplicht",
        "fi": "T�yt� numeerinen arvo"
    "validateFail_email": {
        "en": "Valid email address required",
        "de": "G�ltige E-Mail-Adresse erforderlich.",
        "fr": "Adresse mail valide obligatoire",
        "nl": "Geldig e-mailadres verplicht",
        "fi": "Lis�� toimiva s�hk�postiosoite"

will produce separate files for each language..

eg. lang.en.js...

 "copyrightNotice":"My Company (c) Copyright 2006-2015 All Rights Reserved.",
        "validateFail_number":"Numeric value required",
        "validateFail_email":"Valid email address required"



Type: Array Default value: ["en"]

A array of base language codes. A new language file will get created for each of these languages


Type: Boolean Default value: false

If true the output JSON is tab separated and readable.


Type: String Default value: ``

The copyright string to add into the output json


Type: String Default value: ux4.%1.js

The filename mask for the output files. %1 gets replaced with the language code


Type: Boolean Default value: true

Output the english string if the string doesn't have a translation for the current language

Usage Examples

Default Options

In this example, the default options are used to do something with whatever. So if the testing file has the content Testing and the 123 file had the content 1 2 3, the generated result would be Testing, 1 2 3.

  i18nprocessor: {
    options: {
        languages: ['en','de'],
        pretty: false,
        copyright: "MyCompany (c) 2015"
    ux4: {
        'src': 'myappi18nfile.json',
        'dest': '/i18n/'


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

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