I18N in the Multiverse of Formats

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  • i18n-js

    It's a small library to provide the I18n translations on the Javascript. It comes with Rails support.

    The origin of this format start Ruby. The i18n-js format is a direct export of translations defined by Ruby on Rails. To export the translations, a Ruby gem can be used, that's completely disconnected from Rails and that can be used for the solely purpose of exporting the translations, even if your project is written in a different language. For JavaScript there's a companion JavaScript package. It comes bundled with all base translations made available by rails-i18n. Base translations allow formatting date, numbers, and sentence connectors, among other things.

  • rails-i18n

    Repository for collecting Locale data for Ruby on Rails I18n as well as other interesting, Rails related I18n stuff

    The origin of this format start Ruby. The i18n-js format is a direct export of translations defined by Ruby on Rails. To export the translations, a Ruby gem can be used, that's completely disconnected from Rails and that can be used for the solely purpose of exporting the translations, even if your project is written in a different language. For JavaScript there's a companion JavaScript package. It comes bundled with all base translations made available by rails-i18n. Base translations allow formatting date, numbers, and sentence connectors, among other things.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • i18next

    i18next: learn once - translate everywhere

    Looking at the history of the currently most used i18n format, we can see the the creators of i18next are also the founders of a great translation management system. So with choosing locize you directly support the future of i18next. ➡️ i18next + locize = true continuous localization

  • fluent.js

    JavaScript implementation of Project Fluent

    The last format in this multiverse trip is Fluent a Mozilla project. The Fluent format shares a lot of philosophy that drove the design of ICU Message Format.

  • React Intl

    The monorepo home to all of the FormatJS related libraries, most notably react-intl.

    The second format is the ICU Message Format. There are multiple JavaScript modules implementing the ICU message syntax. One of the most used is intl-messageformat by Format.js. It is used behind the scenes also in react-intl.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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