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What is the easiest way to pass a translation string to render argument?

zx Dec 15 2020 at 09:43

I have a render that I am using to output some content on the page. I want this content to be taken from translation strings, so something like this:

{% render 'theme/simple/ui/content', content: app.content | t %}

This statement won't work obviously. I am wondering if there is any clean solution to this problem? I can obviously assign the translation to another variable but it seems like a unnecessary additional step.

piotrze Dec 15 2020 at 11:10

You can pass to the partial content_key and then in it apply translation. Moreover your partial can take either content or content_key

# theme/simple/ui/content.liquid
{% liquid
  if content_key
    assign content = content_key | t
{{ content }}
# some_file.liquid
{% render 'theme/simple/ui/content', content_key: 'app.content' %}
zx Dec 15 2020 at 11:24

Alternative way I found out might work is to check if the passed string starts with an translation key (so app. in my example) and if so - use filter to get the translation. This is a little easier to use as one doesn't have to think about which argument to use, but I am not sure if it's a bullet-proof solution.

{% liquid
  assign is_translation = content | slice: 0, 4

  if is_translation == 'app.'
    assign content = content | t
    assign content = content
  • zx Dec 17 2020 at 13:51
    I just wanted to note that this is in fact risky as app. might not always be the key name or one can have many keys.
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