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Angular Localization Made Easy with Transloco

Alka Vats
Alka Vats
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Localization is a critical aspect of building globalized applications that cater to diverse audiences. In this blog post, we will explore how to implement localization in Angular using Transloco, a powerful localization library. We’ll cover the basics of Transloco, demonstrate its usage with practical examples, and discuss its key features for seamless internationalization in Angular applications.

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Introduction to Transloco:

  1. What is Transloco?
    Transloco is a localization library for Angular that provides a comprehensive set of features to handle multi-language support. It offers a simple yet flexible API for managing translations, handling pluralization, and organizing language files.
  2. Key Features of Transloco:
  • Dynamic translation loading: Transloco enables lazy-loading translations for improved performance.
  • Pluralization and interpolation: It supports plural forms and variable interpolation in translations.
  • Locale fallbacks: Transloco supports fallback languages when a translation is missing.
  • Language switcher: It provides tools to dynamically switch between different languages at runtime.
  • Angular integration: Transloco seamlessly integrates with Angular’s change detection and localization pipeline.

Setting Up Transloco:

  1. Installation and Configuration:
    Start by installing the Transloco package using npm or yarn:
npm install @ngneat/transloco

Configure Transloco in the AppModule, specifying the available languages and default locale:

import { TranslocoModule } from '@ngneat/transloco';

  imports: [
      availableLangs: ['en', 'fr'],
      defaultLang: 'en',
      fallbackLang: 'en',
      prodMode: environment.production,
export class AppModule {}
  1. Creating Language Files:
    Create language files for each supported language, following the Transloco file structure. For example, create en.json and fr.json files in the assets folder:
// en.json
  "greeting": "Hello!",
  "message": "Welcome to our application."
// fr.json
  "greeting": "Bonjour!",
  "message": "Bienvenue dans notre application."

Using Transloco in Angular Components:

  1. Translation Pipe: Utilize the transloco pipe to translate text within HTML templates. For example:
<p>{{ 'greeting' | transloco }}</p>
  1. Translation Service: Inject the TranslocoService into Angular components to perform translations programmatically. For example:
import { TranslocoService } from '@ngneat/transloco';

export class MyComponent {
  constructor(private translocoService: TranslocoService) {}

  translateMessage() {
    const translation = this.translocoService.translate('message');
    // Use the translation as needed

Pluralization and Interpolation:

  1. Pluralization: Implement pluralization rules using Transloco’s translocoPlural directive. For example:
<p [translocoPlural]="count" translocoPluralMapping="{ '=0': 'No items', '=1': '1 item', 'other': '# items' }"></p>
  1. Interpolation: Interpolate dynamic values into translations using the transloco pipe. For example:
<p>{{ 'welcome' | transloco: { name: 'John' } }}</p>

Dynamic Language Switching:

  1. Language Selection UI: Create a language selector component to display the available languages. For example:
<button (click)="setLanguage('en')">English</button>
<button (click)="setLanguage('fr')">French</button>
  1. Handling Locale Changes: Listen for locale changes using the TranslocoService and update the translations accordingly. For example:
import { TranslocoService } from '@ngneat/transloco';

export class MyComponent {
  constructor(private translocoService: TranslocoService) {}

  setLanguage(language: string) {


Transloco simplifies the process of implementing localization in Angular applications. By leveraging Transloco’s dynamic translation loading, pluralization, interpolation, and language-switching capabilities, you can provide a seamless multi-language experience for your users. With its integration with Angular’s change detection and localization pipeline, Transloco is a powerful tool for achieving internationalization in Angular applications. Explore the documentation and experiment with Transloco to unlock the full potential of localization in your Angular projects.

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Alka Vats

Alka Vats

Alka Vats is a Software Consultant at Nashtech. She is passionate about web development. She is recognized as a good team player, a dedicated and responsible professional, and a technology enthusiast. She is a quick learner & curious to learn new technologies. Her hobbies include reading books, watching movies, and traveling.

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