Supported File Types (Strings)

.JSON - Nested (Strings)

Content is machine translated from English by Phrase Language AI.

File Extensions

.json

API Extension

nested_json

Import

Yes

Export

Yes

Plural forms support

Yes

Description support

No

Format options

enable_pluralization

Nested JSON is a .JSON file with a large portion of values being other .JSON objects. Compared with Simple JSON, Nested JSON provides higher clarity by decoupling objects into different layers, making it easier to maintain. Keys are stored by separating levels with a dot .. During export, all keys are again split and rendered in the original nested .JSON structure.

Format Options

Identifier

enable_pluralization

Type

boolean

Upload

Yes

Download

No

Default

true

Description

Enables detection of pluralized keys. All matching keys will be persisted as pluralized keys.

Code Sample

{
  "boolean_key": "--- true\n",
  "empty_string_translation": "",
  "key_with_description": "Check it out! This key has a description! (At least in some formats)",
  "key_with_line-break": "This translations contains\na line-break.",
  "nested": {
    "deeply": {
      "key": "Wow, this key is nested even deeper."
    },
    "key": "This key is nested inside a namespace."
  },
  "null_translation": null,
  "pluralized_key": {
    "one": "Only one pluralization found.",
    "other": "Wow, you have %s pluralizations!",
    "zero": "You have no pluralization."
  },
  "sample_collection": [
    "first item",
    "second item",
    "third item"
  ],
  "simple_key": "Just a simple key with a simple message.",
  "unverified_key": "This translation is not yet verified and waits for it. (In some formats we also export this status)"
}

Plural forms

This format uses named categories to identify the different pluralizations of a key. The following categories are reserved for plural forms:

.zero | .one | .two | .few | .many | .other

Example names for correctly identified, persisted and marked pluralized keys:

  • inbox.messages.notification.one

  • inbox.messages.notification.other

Plurals for JSON files

The most common format of plural key messages on various libraries:

"messages": {
    "one": "One message received.",
    "other": "%s messages received.",
    "zero": "No messages received."
}
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