Extract translation tokens from PHP/HTML/JS files

dev-master 2020-04-22 16:09 UTC

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Last update: 2022-01-22 19:40:22 UTC


Extract translation tokens from .php, .html, and .js files, and export in .pot file format. Also supports other extensions, so long as they can be parsed as PHP or JavaScript.

Why did I make this?

I wanted to roll my own translation system while still keeping things similar to PHP's gettext implementation.

This utility will also extract from .js files, as well as JS embedded in HTML files, which is an added bonus.


Install via Composer:

composer require erik-nystrom/php-i18n-extr

Alias/Import into your script, create an instance of the Extractor, add some files, and tokenize:

use I18nExtractor\Extractor as Extractor;

$ex = new Extractor();



file_put_contents('default.pot', $ex->stringsAsPOT());

By default the Extractor class will look for _(), but you can change this if you'd like.

It will also search for .php, .html (parsed as .php), and .js files by default. You can add any other extensions you'd like, as long as they can be successfully parsed as PHP or JavaScript.

The resulting file should load fine in something like poedit.