Basic usage


To install pyramid_localize, run:

pip install pyramid_localize

or add pyramid_localize to your requirements.

Include in your project

To use this plugin, simply include it into your configurator object:


pyramid_localize will add translation methods both to request object and for template.

Using without configuration

Basic usage won’t require any additional plugin’s configuration. You just include the plugin, and make sure you have a Babel installed in the same environment. You can either install babel on your own, or add dependency to pyramid_localize[babel]. This is introduced, to allow creating code, that both works with translations and without, see Fake translation support.

However in this case, all translation configuration would need to be done within Your application, as described in chapter Internationalization and Localization of pyramid’s documentation.



Plugins uses tzf.pyramid_yml for its configuration settings

This is full usage example, where pyramid_localize provides everything needed for your application, including locale_negotiator(), and sqlalchemy model for Language, to be able to store localized data in database.

    pybabel: pybabel # pybabel's bin localisation. Used to call compile and extract commands
    domain: APP_DOMAIN  # your application domain name
    locales:    # available and default locale for your app
        available: [en, de, pl]
        default: en
        # directory, where translatons can be found, might be a list,
        # defaults to empty list
        dirs: ''
        # destination, where .po and .mo files will be created
        # can be same format as pyramid's asset path,
        # it's also added to dirs, as translation source
        destination: 'app:resources/locale'
        # sources, where translations can be found domain: localisation
        # can be same format as pyramid's asset path
            APP_DOMAIN: 'app:resources/locale/'
            PACKAGE: 'package.subpackage:resources/locale/'

Having configured this, your app, and all subpackages will be fully localized, you’ll also have the ability to automatically reload translations without having to restart application. See Web API.

Fake translation support

In order to be able to allow application creation, that will be usable with translated applications, and those without translations, pyramid_localize has simple switch, which detects presence of babel.

If Babel will not be found, then pyramid_localize will install dummy translation methods, that will do nothing, except placing translation string args in place, after getting all the arguments, so You can still create apps, or pyramid plugins using translation functionality.

Code behind that can be seen here