Sails.js app internationalization and localization

Sails.js is a model–view–controller (MVC) web application framework developed atop the Node.js environment, released as free and open-source software under the MIT License. It is designed to make it easy to build custom, enterprise-grade Node.js web applications and APIs. Emulating the MVC architecture of other frameworks, like Ruby on Rails, it offers similar pattern and familiarity, reducing the cognitive burden when switching between other frameworks/languages.

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Mike McNeil

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Best way to localize Sails.js apps

The first step is to extract the text to translate into language files. This process is called internationalization. The built-in libraries of Sails.js and the JSON files are compatible with WebTranslateIt.

Once you have internationalized your Sails.js app, use a translation software localization tool such as WebTranslateIt to manage your localization workflow.

It is easy to translate a Sails.js app with WebTranslateIt. Create a project, upload your source language file in the File Manager and translate it on the Translation Interface.

The tools included in WebTranslateIt, such as Batch Operations, the Translation Memory or Machine Translation can help you translate that file automatically, faster and cost effectively.

Links of interest

  • WebTranslateIt’s CLI to help sync language files.
  • Tiny i18n helper library written in JavaScript, made to work both in the browser and in CommonJS environments
  • ibitcy/eo-locale Elegant lightweight library based on Internationalization API
  • Facebook/fbt FBT is an internationalization framework for JavaScript designed to be not just powerful and flexible, but also simple and intuitive.
  • Format.JSInternationalize your web apps on the client & server
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