# Language

🦄 Chevereto V4 users

Check the updated documentation at 💬 Language (opens new window).

Chevereto uses gettext for its translations and the system comes with a lot of languages built-in which you can find in the app/content/languages folder.

# Add new languages

# OneSky

If you want to add a brand new language we encourage you to apply to translation (opens new window), where you can easily contribute a new language. OneSky features a complete suite for translations with no additional software required.


Translations contributed will get added to the software.

# Manually

Put your .po files at app/content/languages folder. The language code must be expressed in ISO format.


Considering using a .po editor software (opens new window) to create the translation file.

# Customizing language strings

All language strings can be customized to fit what you want to show to your visitors. That way, you don't need to touch the theme at all.

The system works by overriding the target translation. For example, replacing Upload and share your images. to "Upload, do it now!" by doing the following procedure:

# 1. Get the translation string (msgid and msgstr values)

  • Go to the app/content/languages folder
  • Open the file en.po (in this example we are overriding English language)
  • Find this text: Upload and share your images.
  • Copy the msgid and the msgstr lines, you should get something like this:
msgid "Upload and share your images."
msgstr ""


The property msgstr is empty because English is the base language. If you open any other language you will see that value actually translated.

# 2. Override translation string

  • Go to the app/content/languages/overrides folder
  • Create the file en.po with these contents:
msgid "Upload and share your images."
msgstr "Upload, do it now!"


You only need to replace msgstr because that is the translation string.

The result is that the system now will display Upload, do it now! instead of the default Upload and share your images. and it will only affect that language.


Note: You don't actually need a gettext editor for language overrides, but make sure to use double-quotes. If you need to put a double quote inside msgstr use \" (escaped double-quote).