[Qgis-developer] plugin translation

matteo matteo.ghetta at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 02:27:28 PDT 2016

Hi Richard (and all),
I'm still fighting with the menu translation of the plugin..

I read the Qt Documentation and other related questions in forums, but
I'm still struggling.

It seems that, as you said, the tr function should do the magic, but it

I found out that with the main menu the method
QCoreApplication.translate is used while with the submenus nothing is
used.. for example:

#main menu
self.menu.ModelSetUp_menu =
QMenu(QCoreApplication.translate("my_plugin", "Model Setup"))

#submenu of menu "model Setup"
self.actionProgramLocations = QAction( "&Program &Locations",

I tried to add the tr function in both, like

self.menu.ModelSetUp_menu = QMenu(self.tr("my_plugin", "Model Setup"))

#submenu of menu "model Setup"
self.actionProgramLocations = QAction( self.tr("&Program &Locations"),

and then updated pro file.. but in the final ts, these strings are not
taken into account..

I also tried to find other plugins that maybe have implemented this menu
translation function, but I did not find anything (just the UIs and
their strings translated, but not the menus)...

Somebody has an idea on how to implement that?

Thanks for the help



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