In this guide, we use mojito-cli to generate localized resource files. Translations in the repository are used to generate localized resource files. This process is called pull in because translations are “pulled” from mojito to generate localized resource files.

Pull

Let’s say we have the following source resource file strings.properties in the current working directory.

# Greeting from Main UI
hello = Hello!
# Displayed in the Main UI when user logs out.
bye = Goodbye.  Have a nice day!
mojito pull -r MyRepo

This generates localized resource files from the source resource file for each locale defined in MyRepo repository. mojito finds translations for each string in the source resource file and generates localized resource file by replacing source strings with the translations.

In the above example MyRepo has four locales de-DE es-ES fr-FR ja-JP and therefore four corresponding localized resource files generated in current working directory.

strings.properties
strings_de-DE.properties
strings_es-ES.properties
strings_fr-FR.properties
strings_ja-JP.properties

Let’s say only Spanish (es-ES) is fully translated in mojito. Repository Statistics

This is the content of strings_es-ES.properties.

# Greeting from Main UI
hello = ¡Hola!
# Displayed in the Main UI when user logs out.
bye = Adiós. ¡Que tengas un buen día!

This is the content of strings_de-DE.properties. Note that this is same as the source resource file because German (de-DE) translations are not yet available in mojito.

# Greeting from Main UI
hello = Hello!
# Displayed in the Main UI when user logs out.
bye = Goodbye.  Have a nice day!

Locale Mapping

mojito pull -r MyRepo -lm "de:de-DE,es:es-ES,fr:fr-FR,ja:ja-JP"

When generating localized resource files, mojito uses locales configured in the repository. The locales configured in the repository in the form of language-region, for example, de-DE. However, your project may require localized resource files to be in different locale name format, for example, de. Locale mapping helps you to map your locale name in localized resource files to mojito repository locales.

In the above example MyRepo has four locales de-DE es-ES fr-FR ja-JP and use -lm parameter to generate localized resource files with language code without region.

strings.properties
strings_de.properties
strings_es.properties
strings_fr.properties
strings_ja.properties

Overriding Source and Target Directory

mojito pull -r MyRepo -s relativeSource -t relativeTarget

mojito pull -r MyRepo -s /home/explicitSource -t /home/explicitTarget

By default, mojito searches source resource files from current working directory and its sub-directories and generates localized files in the same directory of the source resource files. You can use -s parameter to specify the directory of the source resource files. Likewise, you can use -t parameter to specify where to generate localized resource files.

Specific Source File Type

mojito pull -r MyRepo -ft PROPERTIES

mojito processes all supported source resource files in the working directory by default. If your working directory has many types of source resource files and if you want to only process specific type, you can use -ft parameter. The above example only generates localized files for Java Properties file.

Available file types are XLIFF, MAC_STRING, ANDROID_STRINGS, PROPERTIES, PROPERTIES_NOBASENAME, RESW, RESX, PO. The difference between PROPERTIES and PROPERTIES_NOBASENAME is that the source resource file of PROPERTIES_NOBASENAME has source locale name as the file name. For example, strings.properties vs. en.properties.

Overriding Source Locale

mojito pull -r MyRepo -sl en-US -ft PROPERTIES_NOBASENAME

By default, mojito uses en as source locale. mojito uses soure locale to identity source resource files from localized resource files. For example, if you have en.properties and en-US.properties in your working directory, en.properties is used as source resource file by default and en-US.properties is considered as localized resource file. The above example overrides the default source locale and use en-US as source locale using -sl parameter. You must use -sl parameter with -ft parameter.

Specific Source File Regex

Let’s say you have the following source resource files in working directory.

release-1.1.xliff
release-1.2.xliff
release-2.1.xliff

You can use regular expression to filter source resource files to generate localized resource files from. The following example only generates localized resource for release-1 related files using -sr parameter for regular expression.

mojito push -r MyRepo -sr "^(release-1).*$"