Translating BIPES interface is essential to make the project more accessible.

Even if you only have an hour here and there to contribute, you can help, every string translated makes a difference.

Language availability

To start our journey as a BIPES translator, check if the language is already available:

Available languages

ISO 639 format







Português Brasileiro

If not, feel free to include it in the source code at ui/core/code.js#L23 and move the language file from ui/msg/not_used to ui/msg.

How to translate

In the codebase, BIPES uses the global MSG JavaScript variable (available in every file) to store all strings of the user’s preferred language, so you have to just pass the string key as in this example:

function language (button_, panel_) { (this, button_, panel_);

Where the string key is languageTooltip and MSG['languageTooltip'] will automatically complete with the user prefered language.

Also, like i18n , we use a JSON like structure to store strings, as seen in this chunk of ui/msg/pt-br.js:

var MSG = {
  blocks: "Blocos",
  linkTooltip: "Salvar e ligar aos blocos.",
  httpRequestError: "Houve um problema com a requisição.",

We are declaring the string key in camel case and english, followed by it’s translation.

Thus, to include new translations, just create an string key, concatenating it for each language file inside ui/msg, and use it anywhere in the codebase as MSG['myStringKeyHere'].

Also, if the string already exists but was not included in your language, please check the english translation for coherense.

If the file is a HTML file, we fill the field with ... like this:

<div class="tabs">
  <div id="tab_blocks" class="tabon">...</div>

and then insert the translation on load:

get('#tab_blocks').title = MSG['blocks'];