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Optionally you can use following module translation method instead of Yii's standard approach (

For Internationalization to work properly, you should also consider the notes on Setting Up PHP Environment from the Yii Guide.

Message Category

Following message category syntax is automatically mapped against your modules messages folder.

Yii::t('ExampleModule.some_own_category', 'Translate me');

Base Category Naming Examples:

  • polls -> PollsModule
  • custom_pages -> CustomPagesModule

(Re-) Generate message files

Example message creation command for module with id example:

php yii message/extract-module *example*