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A simple language files translation manager in your artisan console

v1.0.3 2018-06-06 08:07 UTC

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Transcribe is a language files manager in your artisan console, it helps you search, update, add, and remove translation lines with ease. Taking care of a multilingual interface is not a headache anymore.


Laravel Transcribe has been hard-forked from themsaid/laravel-langman in order to maintain and improve the existing library.


Begin by installing the package through Composer. Run the following command in your terminal:

$ composer require nicolasbeauvais/laravel-transcribe

If you're using Laravel 5.5 or higher the package will automatically register itself. If you're using Laravel 5.4 or lower, add the following line in your providers array of config/app.php:


This package has a single configuration option that points to the resources/lang directory, if only you need to change the path then publish the config file:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="NicolasBeauvais\Transcribe\TranscribeServiceProvider"


Showing lines of a translation file

php artisan transcribe:show users

You get:

| key     | en            | nl          |
| name    | name          | naam        |
| job     | job           | baan        |
php artisan transcribe:show

Brings only the translation of the name key in all languages.

php artisan transcribe:show

Brings the translation of a nested key.

php artisan transcribe:show

Brings the translation of a vendor package language file.

php artisan transcribe:show users --lang=en,it

Brings the translation of only the "en" and "it" languages.

php artisan transcribe:show users.nam -c

Brings only the translation lines with keys matching the given key via close match, so searching for nam brings values for keys like (name, username, branch_name_required, etc...).

In the table returned by this command, if a translation is missing it'll be marked in red.

Finding a translation line

php artisan transcribe:find 'log in first'

You get a table of language lines where any of the values matches the given phrase by close match.

Searching view files for missing translations

php artisan transcribe:sync

This command will look into all files in resources/views and app and find all translation keys that are not covered in your translation files, after that it appends those keys to the files with a value equal to an empty string.

Searching translations for unused keys

php artisan langman:unused

This command will look into all language files and find all keys that are not used in your view files.

Filling missing translations

php artisan transcribe:missing

It'll collect all the keys that are missing in any of the languages or has values equals to an empty string, prompt asking you to give a translation for each, and finally save the given values to the files.

Translating a key

php artisan transcribe:trans
php artisan transcribe:trans
php artisan transcribe:trans --lang=en
php artisan transcribe:trans

Using this command you may set a language key (plain or nested) for a given group, you may also specify which language you wish to set leaving the other languages as is.

This command will add a new key if not existing, and updates the key if it is already there.

Removing a key

php artisan transcribe:remove
php artisan transcribe:remove

It'll remove that key from all language files.

Renaming a key

php artisan transcribe:rename full_name

This will rename to be users.full_name, the console will output a list of files where the key used to exist.


transcribe:sync, transcribe:missing, transcribe:trans, and transcribe:remove will update your language files by writing them completely, meaning that any comments or special styling will be removed, so I recommend you backup your files.