Localizing with Django's built-in i18n support.

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Written by Nick Ustinov
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Lokalise can be used with Django apps.


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

Additional upload options can be found in the CLI docs.

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.

Additional download options can be found in the CLI docs.

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