Extracts gettext strings from JavaScript, EJS, Jade, Jinja and Handlebars files.

npm install jsxgettext
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A node module with a CLI that extracts gettext strings from JavaScript, EJS, Jade, Jinja, Swig and Handlebars files. Uses a real parser, acorn, for JavaScript files and recognizes the following uses:

gettext("Hello world!");
gettext("Hello" + ' world!');
myModule.gettext("Hello " + 'world!');
gettext.call(myObj, "Hello " + 'world!');

It also extracts comments that begin with "L10n:" when they appear above a gettext call:

// L10n: Salutation to the world
gettext("Hello world!");


npm install jsxgettext

Or from source:

git clone https://github.com/zaach/jsxgettext.git
cd jsxgettext
npm link


$ jsxgettext

input argument is required

Usage: jsxgettext <input>... [options]

input     input files

   -o FILE, --output FILE     write output to specified file
   -p DIR, --output-dir DIR   output files will be placed in directory DIR
   -v, --version              print version and exit
   -k WORD, --keyword WORD    additional keyword to be looked for
   -j, --join-existing        join messages with existing file
   -L NAME, --language NAME   use the specified language (javascript, ejs, jinja, handlebars, jade)
   -s, --sanity               sanity check during the extraction
   --support-module           Support module to require for specific language parsers


In order to be able to parse the templates, some language parsers need a custom module to be imported which add tags to the parser instance.


For swig the support-module parameter is required. The module should have a function in module.exports which allows the swig instance to be supplied.

// support module
var trans = require('./trans')
  , blocktrans = require('./blocktrans');

module.exports = function(swig) {
  swig.setTag("trans", trans.parse, trans.compile, trans.ends, trans.blockLevel);
  swig.setTag("blocktrans", blocktrans.parse, blocktrans.compile
              , blocktrans.ends, blocktrans.blockLevel);
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