React Redux Translation

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import theTranslation from '';



I have something that other library in the Internet does not support:

  • Component based translation: you can put your translation in component folder and use registerTranslations function to register with prefix (to make it unique). It's easier to organize and prevent conflict in the GIANT translation file when working with multiple people
  • Make use of React 16 Fragment component. We only want to translate the Text, not the whole component. Other library were made with old React versions, the component needs to be bound with html element like div, span. With React fragment, we only return the Text while having all Component's lifecyle (to work with Redux)
  • Full Redux support
  • Simple Api


npm install the-translation

Getting Started

import { createStore, combineReducers } from 'redux'
import { reducer as translationReducer } from 'the-translation'

const rootReducer = combineReducers({
  // ...your other reducers here
  // you have to pass translationReducer under 'currentLanguage' key,
  currentLanguage: translationReducer

const store = createStore(rootReducer)

Register translations

// translations.js
export default {
  en: {
    codelink: 'CodeLink',
    price: '%s/h'
  vn: {
    codelink: 'Cot Linh'
    price: ''
// Component file
import { registerTranslations, Text } from 'the-translation'
import translations from './translations'

registerTranslations(translations, 'Home')
// Prefix must be unique or the library will raise the exception for you


Simple usecase

// EN Result: CodeLink
// VN Result: Cotlinh

Format usecase

const translations = {
  en: {
    price: '%s/h'
  vn: {
    price: '1h: %s'
<Text params={['100

// EN result: 100$/h
// VN result: 1h: 100$

Change language action

import { changeLanguage } from 'the-translation'


Change language component example

import React from 'react'
import { Text, changeLanguage, withLanguage, registerTranslations } from 'the-translation'
import translations from './translations'
import { connect } from 'react-redux'
registerTranslations(translations, 'Header')

class ChangeLanguage extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return <div>
      <span onClick={() => this.props.changeLanguage('en')}>
      <span onClick={() => this.props.changeLanguage('vn')}>

const mapDispatchToProps = {

export default withLanguage(connect(null, mapDispatchToProps)(ChangeLanguage))


This function connect to store and add language property to your component

const Text = ({ language, params, children }) => {
  const text = translateText(language, children, params)
  return [text]

export default withLanguage(Text)