I'm trying to change "Excl. Tax:" to "Excl. Vat:" and have created a CSV file called en_GB.csv which contains the line - "Tax:", "Vat:".

I've saved and uploaded this to app/design/frontend/Magento/luma/i18n/en_GB.csv.
The translation hasn't worked as my store still shows "Excl. Tax".
I've deployed static files and run the upgrade command too.
Not too sure what to try next?


2 Answers 2


If the manual translation doesn't work, you can try Magento generation of translation dictionary by collecting translatable phrases in Magento 2.3.x.

Since you are configuring a Magento store in en_GB language. You can collect translatable phrases through this command:

php bin/magento i18n:collect-phrases --output "app/i18n/Magento/en_GB.csv" --magento  

After running the above command, you can check and open the file with the collected translatable phrases from this path app/i18n/Magento/en_GB.csv
From there you can find and replace every "Excl. Tax" translatable phrase.
After you finish changing those words, you should run below command:

php bin/magento i18n:pack app/i18n/Magento/en_GB.csv -d en_GB  

Flush cache. And your changes will reflect in the frontend.

  • @Eddie did you try this one?
    – fmsthird
    Apr 10, 2019 at 5:13
  • Yes I've tried this command but get the following error 'Cannot open file for write dictionary: "app/i18n/Magento/en_GB.csv"' I'm still looking in to it as with other methods. I finding there is lots of conflicting information online with how this should be done.
    – Eddie
    Apr 13, 2019 at 3:36
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    Please ignore the comment above. I thought the command created the en_GB.csv file. When I created the empty file with that path you suggested and run the command it returned the translatable phrase. Using find and replace I changed tax to vat and it worked
    – Eddie
    Apr 13, 2019 at 5:02

You need to use full phrase (this one was without ":") :

"Excl. Tax","Excl. Vat"

because it's

data-label="<?php echo $block->escapeHtml(__('Excl. Tax'));?>">

and if You translate for options:

"Excl. Tax:","Excl. Vat:"

its always need to be exact phrase.

Another example from Module_Tax

"Excl. tax:","Excl. VAT:"

Remember to not add spaces between ","

  • Is my path to my file en_GB.csv and file name correct as I've changed the text to "Excl. Tax:", "Excl. Vat" and it hasn't changed the display on my store
    – Eddie
    Apr 8, 2019 at 6:06
  • Yes its correct if You use luma theme, if you use your custom app/design/frontend/YourVendor/YourTheme/i18n/en_GB.csv , only one line is needed "Excl. Tax", "Excl. Vat" , if you dont need any more translations
    – BartZalas
    Apr 8, 2019 at 21:26
  • This is my path app/design/frontend/Magento/luma/i18n/en_GB.csv and I've tried both "Excl. Tax:, Excl. Vat:" & "Excl. Tax, Excl. Vat" (with and without the :'s). I run the commands php bin/magento setup:upgrade & php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f and the store still shows "Excl. Tax:" is there any other command I need to use?
    – Eddie
    Apr 9, 2019 at 4:47
  • Do You use inline Magento translation overwrites? Its translation from backend? You can try clean manually cache and later deploy rm -rf var/cache/* var/page_cache/* var/session/* var/view_preprocessed/pub/static/* pub/static/frontend/* generated/code/*
    – BartZalas
    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:31
  • One more thing. Be sure that you dont have spaces between comma "," I literally had this problem now with "My Wish List","My Favourites" Your example is with space also.
    – BartZalas
    Apr 9, 2019 at 14:25

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