# apostrophe-i18n

# Inherits from: apostrophe-module

This module makes an instance of the i18n npm module available as apos.i18n. Apostrophe also makes this available in Nunjucks templates via the usual __ns('apostrophe', ) helper function. Any options passed to this module are passed on to i18n.

By default i18n locale files are generated in the locales subdirectory of the project.

# Options

localesDir: if specified, the locale .json files are stored here, otherwise they are stored in the locales subdirectory of the project root.

namespaces: if set to true, the translation key is prefixed like this so that translation teams can tell the difference between Apostrophe's UI phrases and your own phrases:

"apostrophe<:>Phrase Here"

The separator was chosen to be unlikely to be part of your actual text, but you can change the separator with the namespaceOperator option.

# Namespacing your own i18n calls

You can optionally namespace your own i18n calls by invoking __ns('namespace', 'phrase') rather than __('phrase'), __ns_n rather than __n, etc.

Currently the namespaced wrapper calls only support being invoked with a key as the second argument. Other variations are not supported with namespaces.

If you are using the objectNotation option to i18n, do not use your objectNotation separator character in a namespace name.

# Methods

# namespacesMiddleware(req, res, next)