Magento Developper Guide (Lesson 15) – Translate your Magento plugin, the Internationalization

This tutorial is the 15th of many tutorials . If you have not read the first articles yet, I strongly advise you to do so.

As you know the websites are often translated into several languages​​, this plugin was not translated from one language to another, it is now time to get started.

On Magento, you will find translations in folder/app/locale/ , is in fact the code for the language. For example the French translations will be found in /app/locale/fr_FR and the German’s will be in de_DE.

The files format is CSV and structure is as follows:

« String to translate », « la chaine traduite »

Files must be declared in your config.xml plugin:


Now when you want to translate your string, use:

<?php echo $this->__('String to translate'); ?>
//result: la chaine traduite

Magento will search for the corresponding translation to your chain in your csv file. if you are in French, it will search the correspondence in the file/app/locale/fr_FR/Pfay_Test.csv, then he will find the string « String to translate » and return « la chaine traduite. »

I hope it will helps.

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