- Select Request Language
- Support new languages
- Translating Strings
- Disable Localization
- Get Available Localizations
The Localization is provided by the Localization Container.
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.
Heads up! Please be sure that your client does not send an
Accept-Languageheader automatically. Some REST clients (e.g.,
POSTMAN) automatically add header-fields based on the operating-systems settings. So your
Accept-Languageheader may be set automatically without 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
Support new languages
- All supported languages must be added to the
app/Containers/Localization/Configs/localization.phpto prevent users from requesting unsupported languages, as follows:
'supported_languages' => [
'en' => [
- Create new languages files:
Languages file can be placed in any container, not only the Localization Container. Refer to the Localization page for more info.
Example languages files are included in the Localization Container at
By default all the Container translation files are namespaced to the Container name.
If a Container named
en translation file called
notifications that contains translation for
like "Welcome to our store :)". You can access this translation as follows
you remove the namespace (which is the lowercase of the container name) and try to access it like this
trans('notifications.welcome') it will not find your translation and will print
Heads up! 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.localeconfig file. This is also true, if the requested locale is present in the
supported_languagesarray from the configuration file.
You will need to remove the Localization Middleware, by simply going to
and removing the
MiddlewareServiceProvider from the
Get Available Localizations
Apiato 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