Download Translated File - Single Locale

GET - /files-api/v2/projects/{projectId}/locales/{localeId}/file

Downloads the requested file from Smartling.

To download the original file, delete /locales/{localeId} from the URL.

It is important to check the HTTP response status code. If Smartling finds and returns the file normally, you will receive a 200 SUCCESS response. If you receive any other response status code than 200, the requested file will not be part of the response.

When you upload a UTF-16 character encoded file, then /file/get requests for that file will have a character encoding of UTF-16. All other uploaded files will return with a character encoding of UTF-8.

You can always use the content-type header in the response of a file/get request to determine the character encoding.


fileUri (required)

Value that uniquely identifies the downloaded file.

retrievalType (optional)

Determines the desired format for the download. Applies to translated files only.

pending Smartling returns any translations (including non-published translations).
published Smartling returns only published/pre-published translations.
pseudo Smartling returns a modified version of the original text with certain characters transformed and the text expanded. For example, the uploaded string "This is a sample string", will return as "T~hís ~ís á s~ámpl~é str~íñg". Pseudo translations enable you to test how a longer string integrates into your application.
contextMatchingInstrumented Smartling returns a modified version of the original file with strings wrapped in a specific set of Unicode symbols that can later be recognized and matched by the Chrome Context Capture Extension.

includeOriginalStrings (optional)

Specifies whether Smartling will return the original string or an empty string where no translation is available. This parameter is supported for gettext, java properties, custom XML, and JSON files only.

true If there is no translation, Smartling returns the original string.
false If there is no translation, Smartling returns an empty string.

200 OK
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="fname.ext"
file contents

The filename is based on the fileUri associated with the requested file. In most cases, the filename is exactly the fileUri provided. The only exception to this is with .pot gettext files. When a .pot file is specified as the fileUri, Smartling returns a .po file.