Translates the spell and item names in your macros when you switch game languages.

Due to the way the Blizzard functions for getting information about spells and items by name works, the translation will only work for spells that have been seen in your spellbook, and for items that have been seen in your bags, in each language you play in. Normally, the addon only runs its translation routine when you log in. If you need to run it manually for some reason (maybe you had a macro for using an item that you didn't have in your bags when you logged in, but picked up later, for example) you can use the "/macrotrans" command.

For items, you can actually write "item:6948" instead of "Hearthstone", but there is no equivalent "spell:id" format for spell names, and personally I'd rather write out the item name if space permits.


This addon should be considered a rough beta version, and you should probably back up your macros before using it. Your macros are stored in the following files:

• Account-wide: World of Warcraft » WTF » Account » 123456#1 » macros-cache.txt
• Character-specific: World of Warcraft » WTF » Account » 123456#1 » Realm » Character » macros-cache.txt

Feedback on how well (or not) it works for you is very welcome! I've only tested it switching between English and German. If it breaks one of your macros, posting the original and changed versions would be helpful.


Post a comment on WoWInterface or post on the WowAce forums. If you are reporting a bug, please include detailed instructions I can follow to reproduce the bug myself, whether or not it still happens when all other addons are disabled, and the exact text of the first related error message (if any) from BugSack.


Date created
Jan 27, 2014
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Oct 16, 2014
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