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Trouble with Translatable and _t()?


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26 December 2010 at 6:47am Community Member, 30 Posts

If you have a site in several languages and you want to save yourself a lot of trouble and a few hours of headache I recommend you put this in the init() function of your Page_Controller.

setlocale(LC_ALL, i18n::get_locale());

Otherwise string translated using _t() or php functions like strftime won't work as you want them to.

I can see the point SilverStripe developers tried to make when separating i18n from Translatable and in theory it makes sense. In practice though its really annoying because _t() is used so much in SS modules.


9 February 2011 at 2:42am Community Member, 168 Posts

Omarkohl, you are a the best. I have played with this for hours without success. Just insert the code and everything was fine. This shut be put to the documentation!


9 February 2011 at 3:37am Community Member, 13 Posts

Try putting it up this like:

setlocale(LC_TIME, i18n::get_locale() . '.utf8');

It should do the trick.