ActiveState has made it easy to install the latest version of Babel. Copy and paste the snippet below into your terminal to install a verified, built-from-source version of Babel from ActiveState's free repository. We've taken care of all the dependencies so you don't have to.
pip3 install --index-url https://har.activestate.com/activestate/trusted-artifacts/latest Babel==2.9.1
--index-url parameter tells pip to install the package from ActiveState's repository.
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Version - 2.9.1
Released - April 28, 2021
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Babel is compatible with Python 2 (v2.7 and later), as well as Python 3 (v3.6 and later) runtimes.
As with all Python packages installed with pip, Babel will be installed to %PYTHONHOME%/site-packages. You can always run Babel from here for global installations. If you’re using a virtual environment (like virtualenv), Babel will be installed differently, depending (for example) on where you created the directory for your virtual environment.
Yes, Babel will work Windows, Mac, and Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, etc.).
Babel is commonly used for internationalization (Python i18n) and localization (Python l10n), and provides two key syntax helpers/tools:
Both aspects help to automate the process of internationalizing Python applications, and provide convenient methods (babel/core, babel/cli) for accessing and using this data.
You can config Babel to work as an abstraction mechanism for a larger message extraction framework, since you can extend it with your own extractors, Babel plugins and strategies that are not tied to a particular platform. Read the docs or the Readme from the Github repo.
The manual way to install Babel Python package is to use pip package manager to download from PyPI and install in one step. You can also install it by following the directions on the repository.