React Polyglot Hooks - Hooks for using Polyglot.js with React

React Polyglot Hooks

Hooks for using Polyglot.js with React.


React Polyglot Hooks is available as an npm package.

// with npm
npm install react-polyglot-hooks

// with yarn
yarn add react-polyglot-hooks

React is required as a peer dependency. Please install version 16.8.3 or later (minimum requirement for hooks).


React Polyglot Hooks offers 1 wrapper component: <I18n>, 2 hooks: useLocale and useT and 1 helper component: <T>. The hooks and the helper component have to be wrapped with the <I18n> component to work properly.

Here is a quick example to get you started: First, wrap a parent component with <I18n> and provide locale and phrases.


import React from 'react';
import { I18n } from 'react-polyglot-hooks';
import Child from './Child';

// ... or any ways to determine current locale
const locale = window.locale || 'en';

// You can put translations in separate files
const phrases = {
  en: { hello: 'Hello, World!' },
  fr: { hello: 'Bonjour, Monde!' },

export default function Parent() {
  return (
    <I18n locale={locale} phrases={phrases[locale]}>
      <Child />

Then, in a child component, call the hooks:


import React from 'react';
import { T, useLocale } from 'react-polyglot-hooks';

export default function Child() {
  const locale = useLocale(); // Current locale: "en"
  return (
      <T phrase="hello" />

That’s it! For more in-depth examples, check out the examples directory.

Usage with TypeScript

Types are baked in as the project is written in TypeScript.



Provides i18n context to the T component and the hooks. Accepts all options supported by Polyglot.js.

Prop Type Required Description
children Node Any node(s) accepted by React.
locale string Current locale, used for pluralization.
phrases { [key: string]: string } Key-value pair of translated phrases, can be nested.
allowMissing boolean Controls whether missing phrase keys in a t call is allowed.
interpolation { prefix: string, suffix: string } Controls the prefix and suffix for an interpolation.
onMissingKey (key: string, options: InterpolationOptions, locale: string) => string A function called when allowMissing is true and a missing key is encountered.
pluralRules { pluralTypes: PluralTypes, pluralTypeToLanguages: PluralTypeToLanguages } Custom pluralization rules to be applied to change language(s) behaviour(s).


Renders a phrase according to the props.

Props Type Required Description
phrase string Key of the needed phrase.
count number A number to be interpolated with smart_count.
fallback string A fallback to be rendered if the phrase is missing.
interpolations InterpolationOptions See InterpolationOptions below.


Returns the current active locale (string).


Returns a special function (t) which takes in parameters and returns a phrase.

t(phrase, InterpolationOptions)

Param Type Required Description
phrase string Key of the needed phrase.
InterpolationOptions number or { [key: string]: ReactNode } A number to be interpolated with smart_count, or a key-value pair to interpolate values into the phrase.

For more details, please visit the documentation of Polyglot.js.


The changelog is available here.


This project is developed to ease the use of Polyglot.js within React, and is highly influenced by react-polyglot.

Download Details:

Author: pmmmwh
The Demo/Documentation: View The Demo/Documentation
Download Link: Download The Source Code
Official Website:
License: This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT License.

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React Polyglot Hooks - Hooks for using Polyglot.js with React
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