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Better US Localization


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4 November 2008 at 11:15am (Last edited: 4 November 2008 11:17am), Community Member, 9 Posts

Since I'm in the United States, I made some heavy changes to the core of SilverStripe and the Ecommerce module. In Silverstripe, I changed practically all references of Surname to Last name. In the Ecommerce module, I added support for State and Zip Codes. Linked are the results of my work. Thanks!

[url=]US-customized Silverstripe w/ Ecommerce[/url]

Sam Oltz
Spearia, Inc.


4 November 2008 at 6:06pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

If you want this to be included / debated for the core. Which I seem as quite reasonable you might like to post a patch to


5 November 2008 at 3:57am 4085 Posts

Better support for the M/D/Y format would be great, too. So many of my clients are confused by the CalendarDateField when they're entering data. "What on earth is month 19?!"

And of course, with manual entry, you end up getting a lot of December 31, 1969's :-)

BLU42 Media

7 November 2008 at 7:59am Community Member, 71 Posts

I'm based in NYC and have needed US date formats for my customers. It's not comprehensive, but for adjusting the CMS I've used the following successfully:


Change line 5 in initialise()
ifFormat : "%m/%d/%Y", // the date format

Change line 32 in setToToday()
this.value = ( date.getMonth() + 1   ) + '/' + date.getDate() + '/' + date.getYear();


Change line 18 in setValue()
$this->value = preg_replace('/^([\d]{2,4})-([\d]{1,2})-([\d]{1,2})/','\\2/\\3/\\1', $val);

Change line 29 in dataValue()
return "$parts[3]-$parts[1]-$parts[2]";

It would be nice to see the d/m/y (m/d/y) type code moved to the _config.php file so it could be easily updated. Has anyone done that successfully?

Hope that helps someone!



7 November 2008 at 8:05am 4085 Posts

Perfect!Thank you. Yes, I agree. This should be a no-brainer.