The Translator component provides an interface for translation services like Google Translate or Bing Translate.

Installation and Usage

Install the translator component with Composer

composer require php-translation/translator
require "vendor/autoload.php";

$translator = new Translator();
$translator->addTranslatorService(new GoogleTranslator('api_key'));

echo $translator->translate('apple', 'en', 'sv'); // "äpple"


The Translator class could be considered a “chain translator” it asks the first translation service to translate the string. If the translation fails it asks the second service until a translation is found. If no translation is found a null value will be returned.

The Translator class is SOLID so you can easily add your custom translator into the chain.


Since most translator services are paid services you probably want to add aggressive caching on the responses. See Configure HTTPlug for more information.