Managing translation of your source code


The plugin is currently in beta test phase.

The goal of this Trac plugin is to manage translations of your source code for different languages.

The objective is to support different file formats such as:


At first step it is intended for Java's resource bundle files; thus in this text only resource bundles / properties files are used. As there is a similar logic to Portable Objects (PO) it should be possible to adapt all requirements to them too.

The idea is to use properties files from subversion control (such as SVN). It should be parametrized in trac.ini file, which files (possibly with an asterix as a wilcard) should be editable. These files should be displayed as a table like:

Key English Deutsch
Common.German German Deutsch
Common.Cancel Cancel Abbrechen


When saving translations it should be committed to subversion control (when permissions are sufficient, e.g. as developer) or a diff / patch file should be created. This patch file should be stored at a specific place with a comment, so developers can review them and then adopt them by committing to version control.

Needed Permissions

TM for TranslationManager

Permission Used for
TM_VIEW only viewing translations
TM_EDIT edit translations and submitting to SVN
TM_IMPORT import from file
TM_EXPORT export to file
TM_ADMIN (missing) all above

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for TranslationManagerPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


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Download the zipped source from here.


You can check out TranslationManagerPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


The project is currently in specification phase. It will start in Autumn 2014.


checkout_folder = /var/local/transman/checkout
default_comment = {function} von Trac Translationmanager
destination_descriptions = Webapp
destination_folders = /path/to/webapp
svn_password = svn_pwd
svn_repository = /SVN_Repo_Name
svn_url = http://svn_server_name_or_ip/svn
svn_username = svn_user

Recent Changes

[14414] by framay on 2015-02-05 14:38:06

setting version to 0.1.1:

  • renamed and reorganized options
  • removed commented code (cleanup)
[14413] by framay on 2015-02-05 10:57:49
initial version of translationmanagerplugin based on the Bachelor thesis of Barbara Streppel
[14007] by framay on 2014-07-17 15:46:10
New hack TranslationManagerPlugin, created by framay


Author: framay
Maintainer: framay

Last modified 6 weeks ago Last modified on Mar 13, 2015, 11:38:09 AM