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translate static $defaults question [SOLVED]


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28 January 2010 at 2:45am (Last edited: 28 January 2010 6:42am), Forum Moderator, 1095 Posts

Hi all,

I'm struggling to find the right way to translate a page's static $defaults array.

I thought I found something with provideI18nEntities(), but although that works with Textcollection and puts the correct translation array in the mysite/lang/en_US.php file, this translation still never shows in the CMS...

Am I missing something? Is there maybe another way to do this?

I'm on 2.3.4


28 January 2010 at 6:38am Forum Moderator, 1095 Posts

Right, got it - sometimes it seems I only ever find things after I posted the question :-(:

You don't use static $defaults = array(...);

You use the populateDefaults() method instead. Something like

public function populateDefaults(){
$this->LastName = _t('MyPage.DEFAULTS_LASTNAME', 'Enter your lastname');