Translation parameters in angular‑gettext

As a general rule, I try not to include new features in angular-gettext: small is beautiful and for the most part I consider the project as finished. However, Ernest Nowacki just contributed one feature that was too good to leave out: translation parameters.

To understand what translation parameters are, consider the following piece of HTML:

<span translate>Last modified: {{post.modificationDate | date:'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm'}} by {{}}.</span>

The resulting string that needs to be handled by your translators is both ugly and hard to use:

msgid "Last modified: {{post.modificationDate | date:'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm'}} by {{}}."

With translation parameters you can add local aliases:

<span translate
      translate-params-date="post.modificationDate | date:'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm'"
    Last modified: {{date}} by {{author}}.

With this, translators only see the following:

msgid "Last modified: {{date}} by {{author}}."

Simply beautiful.

You’ll need angular-gettext v2.3.0 or newer to use this feature.

More information in the documentation:

June 16, 2016 11:32 #angular