You’ve created your module. But how to translate it into different languages?
- Translation template extractor 6.x-3.0
- Drupal 6.x
- English default + Italian translation
- Another language active apart default (English)
- Use t() function for all translatable string, including ones on
If you use t() function correctly on your module, you can create your own translation using the handy Translation template extractor module.
- Download and install Translation template extractor module.
- Create a directory named “translations” within
my_funny_moduledirectory (your module directory)
- Go to
- Select your module from Directory lists
- Select “Language independent template” and click “Extract”
- Save file to
- In the same screen, select “Template file for Italiano translations” (where Italiano is your destination language)
- If you’ve already translated some strings into Italiano language, check “Include translations” to include these strings
- Click “Extract”, and save file to
it.po, where “it” is the ISO 639-2 code for Italiano language
- You can add information about translation changing the first part of both files (translator mail, name, etc.)
Now, when you install your module translation strings will be added automatically. If you apply some changes to these files, and in any case the first time you complete this procedure on an active module, you have to refresh translation cache. To do this, go to
admin/build/translate/refresh and use Refresh strings and Update translations after you’ve checked all boxes. If problem persists (strings are not updated or you got some weird errors), try to reinstall your module.