Roy Rosezweig Center for History and New Media is commited to making Omeka S available in as many people as possible.

Here's how we are doing that in the core. The same principles apply to themes and modules.

Within a view

Use the translate() helper.


From application/view-shared/omeka/install/index/index.phtml

<h1><?php echo $this->translate('Install Omeka S'); ?></h1>

Within config or Form files

Comment the line to be translated with // @translate. Our processing will pick up the string to be translated and make it available to the translation teams.


From a config file

This example applies internationalization to the site navigation in a module's module.config.php file

return [
    'navigation' => [
        'site' => [
                'label' => 'Collecting', // @translate
                'route' => 'admin/site/slug/collecting',
                'action' => 'index',
                'useRouteMatch' => true,
                'pages' => [
                    // .....

From a Form that extends Zend\Form\Form

    public function init()
            'name' => 'o:email',
            'type' => 'Email',
            'options' => [
                'label' => 'Email', // @translate
            'attributes' => [
                'id' => 'email',
                'required' => true,

See also