UI Localization

Translate the standard UI

Follow those simple steps to propose a new language for the CLI UI!

  1. Run navigator.languages or navigator.language to get the language code for the new locale. For example: 'fr'.

  2. Search NPM to see if a package called vue-cli-locale-<language code> doesn't already exist. If it does, please contribute to it by submitting PRs! If you don't find any, create a new package called vue-cli-locale-<language code>. For example: vue-cli-locale-fr

  3. Put the locale JSON file in a locales folder and give it the name of the language code. For example: locales/fr.json

  4. In the package.json file, set the unpkg field to the path to the locale file. For example: "unpkg": "./locales/fr.json"

  5. Publish the package on NPM.

The English reference locale is here.

Take a look at the french localization package as an example.

Translate your plugin

You can put locale files compatible with vue-i18n in a locales folder at the root of your plugin. They will be automatically loaded into the client when the project is opened. You can then use $t to translate strings in your components and other vue-i18n helpers. Also, the strings used in the UI API (like describeTask) will go through vue-i18n as well to you can localize them.

Example locales folder:


Example usage in API:

  // vue-i18n path
  description: 'com.my-name.my-plugin.config.foo'


Make sure to namespace the id correctly, since it must be unique across all plugins. It's recommended to use the reverse domain name notation.

Example usage in components:

<VueButton>{{ $t('com.my-name.my-plugin.actions.bar') }}</VueButton>

You can also load the locale files in a client addon if you prefer, using the ClientAddonApi:

// Load the locale files (uses vue-i18n)
const locales = require.context('./locales', true, /[a-z0-9]+\.json$/i)
locales.keys().forEach(key => {
  const locale = key.match(/([a-z0-9]+)\./i)[1]
  ClientAddonApi.addLocalization(locale, locales(key))
Last Updated: 6/21/2018, 2:09:51 PM