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Event Calendar and locale


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alexanm

Community Member, 38 Posts

30 May 2009 at 12:49am

Hello,

I am using the Event Calendar module, and I really like it. The only problem I have, is that it uses the english day and month names and also the am/pm time format. Is there anything I can do, so that I have the german versions of these items?

TIA
Markus Alexander

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UncleCheese

4085 Posts

30 May 2009 at 1:45am

Edited: 30/05/2009 1:48am

Is your locale set to de_DE? The module should include a /lang/de_DE.php

There's a lot you can do to customize your date display. By default, the calendar will fall back on your lang file to get the date display format for your locale. If you want to customize it, you can specify an override in the $customDateDisplay array that comes with event_calendar/_config.php.

I know it's a huge thread, but we developed this recently in the Preview: Event Calendar Module thread. You may have to go back several pages. I worked with a German user, Banal, to develop the localization. That's the best source of documentation we have for it right now, unfortunately. I hope to get it into the wiki soon. If you're having trouble with it, just paste your code and I can help you out.

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baba-papa

Community Member, 279 Posts

31 May 2009 at 8:19pm

Hello Alexanm,

I use the latest release of UncleCheese´s module and I had the same problems as you. I tweeked the two files that he metioned and now the calendar is perfectly in german text and date format. I suggest you just override your existing files with my appended files and your done.

hf gl

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alexanm

Community Member, 38 Posts

31 May 2009 at 9:42pm

Edited: 31/05/2009 9:50pm

Hello Uncle Cheese,

yes my locale is set to de_DE, and yes I have added the language file for the de_DE locale. The dates and times themself are shown in the german format eg.: dd.mm.yyyy. The Problem I have is, that the month names are in english. It says May instead of Mai. And it says 08:00pm instead of 20:00. This are the things I'd like to get rid of.

I have just downloaded the latest trunk version and replaced the files as suggested by baba-bapa. Ok his file changes the date display form showing the month names to only showing the number (01.5.2009 instead of 01. May 2009), but that not a solution for the time display or the month names showed in the filters.

I have reead somewhere, that you also have to change the locale of php itself by using the setlang function. I did it, but there was no change in the date display.

Any other ideas?

When you go to [url]http://www.government-first.at/appointments[/url] you can see what I mean.

TIA
Markus Alexander

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alexanm

Community Member, 38 Posts

31 May 2009 at 9:45pm

Hello baba-bapa,

are you sure that with your configuration, the dates are shown with the german names? I have checked out the latest version of the event calendar and put in your files. But the month names remained for example May instead of Mai. And the time says 08:00pm instead of 20:00. Are there any other things to do (As I already asked in my previous answer to UncleCheese' post)?

Tanks
Markus Alexander

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UncleCheese

4085 Posts

1 June 2009 at 4:26am

Hi, guys,

My apologies.. It looks like the de_DE.php lang file was never checked into SVN. Run an update and see if that helps you out. My understanding is that if you have your locale set to de_DE, you shouldn't have to do any overrides to get German date formatting and language. I'm going to test it in a moment to be sure.

As for times, by default, the $_Times function runs the .Nice() format. You can change that by using your own

$StartTime.Format(h:i:s) $EndTime.Format(h:i:s) or whatever you want to use.

Just be sure that you're making the changes in your mysite/templates directory and not in event_calendar, so that you can upgrade the module without overwriting any of your changes.

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baba-papa

Community Member, 279 Posts

1 June 2009 at 5:10am

Hello Alexamn,

sorry, I realized that I did a lot more changes to the source code. Some changes have to be done in the template files as well. It took me a long time to search. Maybe you try my hole module. It might be, that I changed some objects of sapphire.

@UncleCheese

Thanks for all your work. Your module is great and always getting better. I will download your latest de_DE.php.

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FnC/odontodactylus

Community Member, 7 Posts

1 October 2009 at 5:24am

Hi folks,

dont know whether I should have started a new thread for this...

It seems to me that Event Calendar currently does not check whether Translatable is being used, but uses the default locale instead. I came across this on a site with German as default language, where I added an supposedly English translation. So on my English calendar, phrases like the RSS subscription link and "There are no upcoming events" are still in German.

Cheers!

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