- Creating new languages files
- Support new languages
- Select Request Language
- Translating Strings
- Disable Localization
- Get Available Localizations
composer require apiato/localization-container
Creating new languages files
Languages file can be placed in any container, not only the Localization Container.
Place language files inside the
/Resources/Languages folder of your container. For example
app/Containers/SectionName/ContainerName/Resources/Languages. You can also place general language files inside the
/Resources/Languages folder of the
Just create the
/Resources/Languages folder if it does not exist.
Example languages files are included in the Localization Container at
Support new languages
This container works out of the box perfectly but if you want to change its configs or modify the codes you MUST follow these steps:
1- Copy the container from
AppSection (or any of your custom sections) of your project
2- Fix the namespaces
apiato/localization-container dependency from project root composer.json
All supported languages must be added to the
to prevent users from requesting unsupported languages, as follows:
'supported_languages' => [
'en' => [
Select Request Language
You can select the language of the response by adding the header
Accept-Language to the request. By default, the
Accept-Language is set to the language defined in
Please note that
Accept-Language only determines, that the client would like to get the information in this specific
language. It is not given, that the API responds in this language!
Accept-Language header is missing, the default locale will be applied.
Please be sure that your client does not send an
Accept-Language header automatically. Some REST clients
POSTMAN) automatically add header-fields based on the operating-systems settings. So your
may be set automatically without you knowing!
The API will answer with the applied language in the
Content-Language header of the response.
If the requested language cannot be resolved (e.g. it is not defined) the API throws an
UnsupportedLanguageException to tell
the client about this.
The overall workflow of the Middleware is as follows:
1) Extract the
Accept-Language field from the request header. If none is set, use the default locale from the config file
2) Build a list of all supported localizations based on the configuration of the respective container. If a language
(top level) contains regions (sub-level), order them like this:
['en-GB', 'en-US', 'en'] (the regions before languages,
as regions are more specific)
3) Check, if the value from 1) is within the list from 2). If the value is within this list, set it as application language,
if not throw an
By default, all the Container translation files are namespaced as the camelCase of its Section name +
@ + camelCase of its Container name.
Translation files in Ship folder are exception to this and will be namespaced with the word "ship" instead of section name, e.g.
If a translation file called
notifications is inside
MyContainer that contains translation for
like "Welcome to our store :)". You can access this translation as follows
you remove the namespace (part before
::) and try to access it like this
__('notifications.welcome') it will not find your translation and will print
If you try to load a string for a language that is not available (e.g., there is no folder for this language), Apiato
will stick to the default one that is defined in
app.locale config file. This is also true, if the requested locale
is present in the
supported_languages array from the configuration file.
You will need to remove the Localization Middleware, by simply going to
and remove/comment the
MiddlewareServiceProvider from the
$serviceProviders property. Or you can just completely remove the container.
Get Available Localizations
This container provides a convenient way to get all defined localizations. These localizations can be retrieved via
by default. Note that this route only outputs the "top level" locales, like
en from the example above. However, if
specific regions (e.g.,
en-US) are defined, these will show up in the result as well.
Transformer for the localizations not only provide the
de), but also outputs the name of the
language in this specific language (e.g.,
locale_name => Deutsch). Furthermore, the language name is outputted in the
applications default name (e.g., configured in
app.locale). This would result in
default_name => German.
The same applies to the regions that are defined (e.g.,
de-DE). Consequently, this results in
locale_name => Deutschland
default_name = Germany.
To change the default language in your tests requests. You can set the
env language in the