Develop with formatjs

Aside from a strong focus on facilitating i18n production pipeline, formatjs also aims to improve i18n DevEx with our eslint-plugin-formatjs.

Linter Installation

npm i -D eslint-plugin-formatjs eslint

Then in your eslint config:

{
"plugins": ["formatjs"],
"rules": {
"formatjs/no-offset": "error"
}
}

Head over to eslint-plugin-formatjs for more details on our rules.

Error Codes

react-intl is designed to fail fast when there's a configuration issue but fall back to defaultLocale when there's a translation issues. Below are the list of errors that we emit out that can be caught during testing:

FORMAT_ERROR

Issue when we try to format a sentence but some of the placeholder values are malformed, e.g passing in a string for a Date or such.

UNSUPPORTED_FORMATTER

We trigger this error when a custom format is being declared but there's no corresponding formatter with it. For example:

intl.formatMessage({
defaultMessage: 'the price is {p, number, customCurrency}',
});

and there's no formatter for customCurrency.

INVALID_CONFIG

When some config values are misconfigured such as missing locale.

MISSING_DATA

When some native Intl APIs don't support certain locales, or missing locale-data when polyfills are setup. This typically happens when you're running on an older browsers/Node, or try to use newer APIs in browsers that have not supported them.

MISSING_TRANSLATION

This gets triggered whenever we try to look up a translated message in messages for a given id and it's not there, thus falling back to defaultMessage.

verbosity

This error will be triggered very often since it happens for every message that does not have a translation. Therefore if you do log it remotely there should be throttling in place.