#gettext #i18n #translation

app cloud-translate

Translate Gettext PO files using GCP Cloud Translate

1 unstable release

0.1.0 Apr 2, 2023

#238 in Internationalization (i18n)


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Gettext Cloud Translate

This little program will simplify starting a new Gettext translation by letting you send the untranslated entries through Google Translate via the GCP Cloud Translate.



cargo install cloud-translate


To use the script, you need a Google Cloud account. Install gcloud and setup application default credentials.

You do that by running

gcloud auth application-default login

When that is done, you should be able to see an access token by running

gcloud auth application-default print-access-token

You will need to create a new Google Cloud project. The project ID is needed for running cloud-translate:

cloud-translate your-project-id-123456 some-path/xx.po 10000

The 10000 argument denotes the number of Unicode characters you want to translate: Cloud Translate is priced per character you translate. Currently, you get 500k characters for free per month.


Licensed under the Apache-2.0 license.


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