Adds localization support to laravel applications with PoEdit and Gettext

1.3.2 2016-03-01 00:51 UTC


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Laravel 5.2 Installation

Add the composer repository to your composer.json file:

"require": {
    "clusteramaryllis/gettext": "1.3.x"

And run composer update. Once finished, register via service provider in config/app.php in the providers array:

'providers' => [

    // ...



You can also provide static syntax via facade in the aliases array:

'aliases' => [

    // ...

    'Gettext' => Clusteramaryllis\Gettext\Facades\Gettext::class,


Publish the configuration file (optional) (will create on config/gettext.php) :

php artisan vendor:publish


Available commands

gettext:create => Generate new .po file

gettext:update => Update existing .po file

Available options

Check with php artisan gettext:create --help or php artisan gettext:update --help


php artisan gettext:create --sources="app/Http/Controllers, resources/views" --destination="resources/locale" --locale="en_US" 

This will generate .po files in resources/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po & will scan any string that utilize php-gettext function on app/Http/Controllers & resources/views

Once done, you can easily translate your application using tools such as PoEdit.

How To

Simple usage

  1. Prepare view with strings wrapped with Gettext method or helper
<!-- resources\views\welcome.blade.php -->
{!! __('Welcome to main page') !!}
  1. Add your language preferences via config/gettext.php on languages array
languages => [

    // ...,

    'sv' => [
        'locale' => 'sv_SE',
        'encoding' => 'utf-8',
        'plural_forms' => "nplurals=2; plural=(n != 1);",
  1. Run php artisan gettext:create. This will generate .po file in

& ready to scan translated string in app\Http\Controllers & resources\views (Default option).

  1. Open the .po file with PoEdit or any similar editors. In PoEdit you need to click update to populate the table with the scanned strings. After that, you can start begin translating.

  2. Simple routes test

Route::get('/', function() {

    Gettext::bindTextDomain('messages', base_path('resources/locale'));

    Gettext::setLocale(LC_ALL, 'sv_SE.utf-8');

    return view('welcome');

Available methods

Methods Helper shortcut
Gettext::setLocale _setlocale
Gettext::bindTextDomain _bindtextdomain
Gettext::bindTextDomainCodeset _bind_text_domain_codeset
Gettext::textDomain _textdomain
Gettext::getText __
Gettext::nGetText _n
Gettext::dGetText _d
Gettext::dNGetText _dn
Gettext::dCGetText _dc
Gettext::dCNGetText _dcn
Gettext::pGetText _p
Gettext::dPGetText _dp
Gettext::dCPGetText _dcp
Gettext::nPGetText _np
Gettext::dNPGetText _dnp
Gettext::dCNPGetText _dcnp

More detailed method & their parameters can be seen here.


This package is inspired by laravel-gettext by Nicolás Daniel Palumbo for .po files creation & utilize php-gettext package by Danilo Segan.