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Programming language: Java
License: Apache License 2.0
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Latest version: v0.1.5

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Android Localizationer

This is a Android Studio/ IntelliJ IDEA plugin to localize your Android app, translate your string resources automactically.

Translate all your strings in your string resources(e.g. strings.xml) to your target languages automactically. Help developers localize their Android app easily, with just one click.


Right click the strings resource file, choose 'Convert to other languages'. img Then check the target languages. img After clicking OK, the string resources will be translated and created in the correct value folder.


  • Filter the strings you don't wanna translate by adding NAL_ prefix to the string key, case sensitive. Change: <string name="flurry_id">FLURRY_ID</string> to <string name="NAL_flurry_id">FLURRY_ID</string>

  • Filter the strings you don't wanna translate by adding filter rule in plugin settings interface

  • Set client id or client secret for Microsoft Translator, in case of running out of quota.


  • Set Google API key to use Google Translation API, you need to do this, at the Public API access section of the Credentials page, create a new Browser key. Please NOTE that this is a paid service.

More features are coming, please check Todo.


  • Currently, Android Localizationer only support translate English to other languages
  • The result may not meet your standards due to the Translation API that this plugin is using, so keep your string resources as simple as possible


You can download the plugin here.

To Install the plugin, please check IntelliJ IDEA Web Help.


Version 0.1.5

Version 0.1.4

Version 0.1.3

  • Fix bug: translation fails when there are too many string resources
  • Fix bug: translation fails when there are special symbols, like
  • Fix bug: translation fails when there are special tags, like <u>
  • Fix Java escape problems in MS Translator

Version 0.1.2

  • Add Google Translation API support. Please NOTE that this is a paid service.
  • Fix bug: show error when opening the translated strings.xml file

Version 0.1.1

  • Fix bug: when translate to more than one language, only the first target language will be translated correctly
  • Fix bug: filter rule in plugin settings cannot be filtered
  • Fix bug: wrongly show 'Quota exceed' error dialog when both not running out of quota and no strings need to be translated

Version 0.1.0

  • Add filter rule setting in plugin settings interface, filter strings you don't wanna translate
  • Fix a possible throwable when automatically open the translated strings.xml file

Version 0.0.3

  • Only show 'Convert to other languages' menu on strings.xml files, current only strings.xml file under values or values-en folders.*
  • Add an icon before 'Convert to other languages' menu*
  • Add a plugin settings interface, client id and client secret for Microsoft Translator can be set by users*
  • Popup error message when Microsoft Translator quota exceed or client id/ client secret is invalid

Version 0.0.2

  • Fix string error on the popup dialog

Version 0.0.1

  • Publish project


  • Multiple translation engine
  • Plugin Settings
    • Choose the translation engine (translation API) you wanna use
    • Set translation engine (translation API)'s application key, in case of the API is runing out of quota
    • Filter the string key that you don't wanna translate, e.g. app_name, some_api_key
  • Only show the Convert to other languages in the popup menu when right clicking the string resources, like Google's Translation Editor does
  • Support more source languages
  • Support string arrays


Copyright 2014-2016 Wesley Lin

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the AndroidLocalizationer README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.