[1]. (strings: TemplateStringsArray, ...values: any[]): { toString(): string; }
[2]. (value: any, type?: string): { toString(): string; }

[1] Template string tag for translating the input string using the current locale, whenever an instance of I18nService is registered.

The template string may also contain other tags:

  • #{one/two}: inserts one of the given options, based on the value of the previous (or first) value as an absolute number or length of an array or managed list. The order of given options is 1/other, 0/1/other, 0/1/2/other, etc., unless handled differently by the current language service. Within the options, #_ is replaced with the value itself (clipped to an integer value).

  • #{2:one/two}: as above, but refers to the value at given index (base 1) instead of the previous one.

  • ***{...}***: removed altogether, this is meant for unique string identifiers or comments to translators.

[2] Translate and/or format given value using the current locale, whenever an instance of I18nService is registered.

By default, strings are translated, while Date values are formatted for the current locale; however other types of formatting may be provided by the locale service such as ‘currency’, ‘currency:USD’, ‘date:short’, ‘datetime:long’, etc.

Returns: a plain object that can be converted to a string when required (using String(...) or the .toString() method). Locale changes are therefore not observed, and require a render context reset.

Note: To use plurals or number forms based on values that should not be included in the output themselves, use comment tags, e.g. "There ***{${n}}***#{are no/is one/are #_} item#{/s}".

Note: You do not need to call the tt function if you are using the tl function to create a label in your view constructor. This function runs the tt function automatically. However if you are using a plain UILabel or UIButton preset, you’ll need to pass the result of tt to the UILabel.Presets.text property (or UIButton.Presets.label property, respectively). To translate bound strings, you can use bindf with a |tt filter: bindf("Hello, ${name}|tt").

See Also

bindf, tl, I18nService.


// translate a single phrase
tt("Hello, world")

// format the current date
tt(new Date())

// format currency (custom, to implement in I18nService)
tt(3.50, "currency")
tt(3.50, "currency:EUR")

// translate phrase with unique ID
// (can be used with lookup table by I18nService)
tt("***{T_LOGIN_2}***Login successful")

// translate pluralized phrase
let n = 2;
tt`You have ${n} message#{/s}`

// using a translated button label (view preset)
export default UICell.with(
    // tl labels are translated automatically:

    // bindf has its tt filter:
      text: bindf("${nUnread} unread|tt")

    // need tt for static translations:
      label: tt("Read now")