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Customising the CMS

How translate core message


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30 May 2011 at 10:38pm Community Member, 8 Posts


how can I translate core messages?
For example in CMSMain class (in file cms/code/CMSMain.php, Silverstripe version 2.4.5 - [url=]github[/url]) is this code snippet:

FormResponse::status_message('Saved site configuration', "good");

Is there a "right" way, how this message can be translated? Without editing core files.



31 May 2011 at 2:03am Forum Moderator, 1091 Posts

I think the best way to handle these messages that should have the _t() method applied to them, is to create a patch and a ticket for them. This ticket would probably also include an entry in cms/lang/en_US and your chosen language file...

The translation would look something like this

FormResponse::status_message(_t('CMSMain.SAVEDSITECONFIGURATION','Saved site configuration'), "good");

In the meantime, there's not much else to do but manually enter the replacement code in your core, I guess :-(


31 May 2011 at 7:13pm Community Member, 8 Posts

Thanks martimiz, I'll do it, as you say.
One more thing...It's better attach patch files into ticket or send a pull request on github?


1 June 2011 at 6:08pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Pull requests are now the recommended method for posting code fixes as we can merge changes quickly.