Minimal Language Switcher For Multilingual Webpages - Translate.js

Minimal Language Switcher For Multilingual Webpages - Translate.js
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Translate.js is a lightweight, easy-to-use, cookie-enabled, cross-browser, jQuery based language switcher for multilingual webpages.

The plugin helps your visitors translate the webpage into different languages without page refresh.

How to use it:

1. Include the translate.js library after loading jQuery.

<script src="/path/to/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/translate.js"></script>

2. Include the jquery.cookie plugin so that the plugin is able to store the selected language on the client side.

<script src="/path/to/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/translate.js"></script>

3. Add the data-trans-hey attribute to any text you want to translate.

<span data-trans-hey>Hello World</span>

4. Define the translations in an JavaScript object.

var txt = {
    "en":{"hey":"Hello World"},
    "cn":{"hey":"你好世界"}
};

5. Create the HTML for the lanugage switcher.

<div id="langs">
  <a href="#" id="en">English</a>
  <a href="#" id="cn">简体中文</a>
</div>

<!-- OR -->
<select id="langs">
  <option value="en">English</option>
  <option value="cn">简体中文</option>
</select>

6. Initialize the plugin, set the default language, specify the selector of the language switcher and define the data source as follows.

$(function(){
  $("span").translate({
    default_lang:"en", 
    langs:"#langs", 
    source: txt
  });
});

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by ed3. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.