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Translate your site

Let's translate docs/intro.md to French.

Configure i18n#

Modify docusaurus.config.js to add support for the fr locale:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
i18n: {
defaultLocale: 'en',
locales: ['en', 'fr'],
},
};

Translate a doc#

Copy the docs/intro.md file to the i18n/fr folder:

mkdir -p i18n/fr/docusaurus-plugin-content-docs/current/
cp docs/intro.md i18n/fr/docusaurus-plugin-content-docs/current/intro.md

Translate i18n/fr/docusaurus-plugin-content-docs/current/intro.md in French.

Start your localized site#

Start your site on the French locale:

npm run start -- --locale fr

Your localized site is accessible at http://localhost:3000/fr/ and the Getting Started page is translated.

caution

In development, you can only use one locale at a same time.

Add a Locale Dropdown#

To navigate seamlessly across languages, add a locale dropdown.

Modify the docusaurus.config.js file:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
themeConfig: {
navbar: {
items: [
{
type: 'localeDropdown',
},
],
},
},
};

The locale dropdown now appears in your navbar:

Locale Dropdown

Build your localized site#

Build your site for a specific locale:

npm run build -- --locale fr

Or build your site to include all the locales at once:

npm run build
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