Smarty Gettext Translation String Ripper

0.2.2 2021-12-24 11:57 UTC

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Last update: 2024-06-24 17:34:51 UTC


tsmarty2c.php - the command line utility

tsmarty2c.php - A command line utility that rips gettext strings from smarty source files and converts them to .pot (PO-Template).

This utility will scan templates for {t}...{/t} placeholders for translation strings and output a .pot file (.po template).


./vendor/bin/tsmarty2c.php -o template.pot <filename or directory> <file2> <...>

If a parameter is a directory, the template files within will be parsed, recursively.

In output special PO tags are added that inform about location of extracted translation. Most of the PO edit tools can respect that information.

If you wish to scan also .php or .phtml files for native gettext calls, you may wish to combine result of tsmarty2c and xgettext calls:

./vendor/bin/tsmarty2c.php -o smarty.pot ...
xgettext --add-comments=TRANSLATORS: --keyword=gettext --keyword=_  --output=code.pot ...
msgcat -o template.pot code.pot smarty.pot
rm -f code.pot smarty.pot

By default tsmarty2c scans for .tpl files, if you wish to use other files, you can use xargs in unix:

find templates -name '*.tpl.html' -o -name '*.tpl.text' -o -name '*.tpl.js' -o -name '*.tpl.xml' | xargs tsmarty2c.php -o smarty.pot

See how it's done in Eventum project.


  1. as package depdencency:

    composer require --dev smarty-gettext/tsmarty2c
  2. directly from this repository

    git clone
    cd tsmarty2c
    composer install --no-dev


  1. clone this repository
  2. get composer
  3. install composer dependencies: php composer.phar install
  4. start using it: php bin/tsmarty2c.php