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Localizing with CakePHP's built-in i18n support.

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Written by Nick Ustinov
Updated over a week ago

Lokalise can be used with CakePHP.


Uploading to Lokalise

Once your app is prepared for localization, it should contain the source language (here we assume it's English) in the locale directory, for example myapp/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/default.po.

Upload the default.po file to Lokalise using the CLI tool:

$ cd myapp
$ ./ makemessages -l en
$ lokalise2 \
  --token <token> \
  --project-id <project_id> \
  file upload \
  --file "locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/default.po" \
  --lang-iso en

Downloading from Lokalise

When the translations are done, you'll need to download the language files from Lokalise:

$ lokalise2 \
 --token <token> \
 --project-id <project_id> \
 file download \
 --format po \
 --filter-langs en \
 --original-filenames=true \
 --directory-prefix "" \
 --unzip-to "locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/"

Run a similar command for all other project languages.

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