Yii2 Excel Message
Translate messages via Excel files.
With this extension you can export messages from PHP message files to Excel, send them to your translators and read them back into your message files.
Note: To read and write to and from Excel file, we use the excellent PHPExcel package.
Install the package with composer.
composer require codemix/yii2-excel-message
Then update your console configuration:
<?php return [ 'controllerMap' => [ 'excel-message' => [ 'class' => 'codemix\excelmessage\ExcelMessageController' ] ] // ... ];
Creating Excel files with new translations
To create Excel files with new translations, you need to supply the Yii2 message configuration and the output directory where the files should be written to:
./yii excel-message messages/config.php /output/dir
This will create one file per language (filename == language) with one sheet per
category. The source messages are listed in column
A. Translators should add their
translations to column
The files will be in
Excel2007 format with
If you want a file with all translations instead, pass
all as 3rd argument. You can
also export only certain languages or categories:
./yii excel-message --languages=de,fr --categories=nav,app messages/config.php /output/dir
Update PHP message files from Excel files
After you receive the Excel files back from your translators you can update your PHP message files. Again you need to supply the Yii2 message configuration and the directory path where your Excel files are:
./yii excel-message/import messages/config.php /input/dir
This will add the new translations to your PHP message files. Yes it's really that simple.
You can also pass a third parameter with the file extension, the default is
as used by Excel2007 files. PHPExcel should also autodetect other Excel formats
Note: The files must be provided in the same format as they where created by the export:
- One file per language with language code as filename
- One sheet per category
- Source messages in column
A, translations in column
- First line is skipped.
You can use the following options.
||Comma separated list of languages to process.|
||Comma separated list of categories to process.|
||Comma separated list of languages to ignore. This option is ignored if
||Comma separated list of categories to ignore. This option is ignored if