i18n files

Member since: 2017

Looking to create i18n files w/ key value pairings for english and french and display on their appropriate channels...


my.header = my french translation

my.header = my english translation

Then in the razor file, something like



Cant seem to find docs on this aywhere...
How does this work in episerver?
Can someone point me in the right direction?



#192305 Edited, May 14, 2018 22:12
  • Paul Gruffydd
    Member since: 2008

    Hi CC,

    The standard mechanism for doing this in Episerver uses XML files placed in the /lang folder to configure the strings and the LocalizationService to retrieve them. Each XML language file can have any number of languages (though it makes sense to keep things to 1 file per language for ease of translation) and you can have any number of XML files which can have any name you consider appropriate (as long as it ends with a .xml).

    The basic structure using your example above would be:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
        <language name="English" id="en">
            <myheader>my English translation</myheader>

    Though, once you're inside the <language> node, your XML structure is up to you and can be nested. You can then use the translation as follows:


    This is documented here:


    #192336 May 15, 2018 14:05
  • A
    Member since: 2017

    Thanks @Paul

    Apologies for this next elementary question but this is my first EPi project so I'm unfamiliar with most of the structure.

    It sounds like I need to create a new i18n.xml file and in that file I'll have the xml descriptor and a <languages/> and a <language/> tag(s).

    So, question is, how do i get EPi to pick up on this language file?
    Do I ...

         Register it via initialization module?
         Include it in the web.xml?

         Make a reference to my i18n file in web.xml?

    Thanks again


    #192362 May 15, 2018 18:37
  • Paul Gruffydd
    Member since: 2008

    Hi CC,

    If you put the files in the /lang folder in the root of your site, you shouldn't need to do anything else to get them to be picked up as that location is registered by default.

    If you need to add your translation files elsewhere then you can either use the localization node of the episerver.framework section of your config or you can create an initialization module to register that location and it's really your choice which you choose. Personally I'd go for the config option unless you're writing an add-on or similar.

    #192363 May 15, 2018 19:13
  • A
    Member since: 2017

    Thanks @paul

    #192431 May 16, 2018 17:18