Populate laravel translation files using services such as Google Translate

1.0.1 2019-04-19 22:12 UTC

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Easily translate your laravel application using cloud translation APIs. This package finds all of your __() and trans() methods in your app/ and resources/ directories and translates each string using the API. Online translation APIs aren't perfect however, so its recommended that this package is used to give you a good starting point. Packages such as barryvdh/laravel-translation-manager and joedixon/laravel-translation can then be used to fine-tune your translations.


Installation is achieved using composer

composer require --dev itsmattburgess/laravel-translate


You can configure how this package is implemented using the config file in config/translate.php. You first need to publish this config file using the command below:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="itsmattburgess\LaravelTranslate\TranslationServiceProvider"

In this config file, you can specify the methods that contain your translation strings, the path where your methods should be discovered in, and which languages you want to translate into.

The package currently only supports the Google Translate API.

To use the Google Translate API you need to set your API key. You can obtain an API key from your Google Cloud Console. Once generated, add your key to your .env file.



Once you have set your API key and set the languages you want to translate into, you're ready start processing. Run the following command to start processing. It will detect your translation methods and create the language files in resources/lang/. If you already have these files defined, it will override any matching keys with an updated translation.

php artisan translate

Pricing warning

Online translation providers, such as Google, charge for usage of their APIs. Check their pricing carefully, you are responsible for any charges incurred.


Contributions are welcome. If you've spotted a bug, would like to add a new feature or implement a new service, please submit a pull request with associated test coverage. I'll review any pull requests as quickly as I can.