Translate l10n files (label files) in a TYPO3 backend module. Maintain l10n folder with CLI tasks.

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2.1.3 2019-12-16 16:30 UTC

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L10n Translator

Extension for managing the files located in the l10n folder of a TYPO3 installation. It provides several CLI commands for file and label handling as well as a backend module to translate any label.


Add all paths to XLF files you want to handle with this extension (e.g. news/Resources/Private/Languages/locallang.xlf) alongside all languages you want to support in the extension manager configuration.


  • Convert XML to XLF (CLI)
  • Create missing files in the l10n folder (CLI)
  • Create missing labels in files in the l10n folder (CLI)
  • Proof integrity of language file sin the l10n folder (CLI)
  • Edit existing labels in a custom backend module (BE)

CLI Examples

Execute all CLI commands

  • in TYPO3 7LTS via the prefix typo3/cli_dispatch.phpsh extbase
  • in TYPO3 8LTS via the prefix typo3/sysext/core/bin/typo3
  • With typo3-console via the prefix ./vendor/bin/typo3cms

Create all missing files in l10n/de. This will create copies of all configured files that are not there yet. l10n:createMissingFiles --language=de

Create all missing labels in l10n/es in all configured files. l10n:createMissingLabels --l10nFile=powermail/Resources/Private/Language/locallang.xlf --language=es

Create all missing labels for powermail in spanish and fills the source language with german labels. l10n:createMissingLabels --l10nFile=powermail/Resources/Private/Language/locallang.xlf --language=es --sourceLanguage=de

Override all labels in a specific file with labels from another language. l10n:overwriteWithLanguage --l10nFile=powermail/Resources/Private/Language/locallang.xlf --language=es --sourceLanguage=de

Create all missing files for all configured languages typo3cms l10n:createmissingfilesforallconfiguredlanguages

Create all missing labels for all configured languages l10n:createallmissinglabelsforallconfiguredlanguages

Create all missing files for all existing sys_languages typo3cms l10n:createmissingfilesforallsystemlanguages

Create all missing labels for all existing sys_languages l10n:createallmissinglabelsforallsystemlanguages

Convert a XML File with multiple languages to XLF Files

the first command copy the locallang.xml file to all languages in the l10n-Folder, for preparing the second command, which writes the XLF-Files

  • typo3/cli_dispatch.phpsh extbase l10n:prepareXmlLanguageFiles --xmlFile=<extKey>/Resources/Private/Language/locallang.xml
  • typo3/cli_dispatch.phpsh extbase l10n:allxml2xlf --xmlFile=<extKey>/Resources/Private/Language/locallang.xml