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How to translate date?


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Digital-Punk.co.uk

28 July 2009 at 10:41am Community Member, 51 Posts

I use in template $Now.Day and got Thuesday. My problem is - the website is multilingual and I can't get this date in German - Dienstag (Thuesday). Has anybody any ideas how to solve this problem?

Thanks for any help!

Mindaugas

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ChuckGyver

28 July 2009 at 8:38pm (Last edited: 28 July 2009 8:44pm), Community Member, 5 Posts

One Solution is to write in /sapphire/core/model/fieldtypes/Date.php, a new function like

function German() {
if($this->value)
return strftime('%e. %B %G', strtotime($this->value));
}


(in the template use it with .German for Example $Now.German)

and where is the translation?
with setlocale

for example: add in _config.php

setlocale (LC_TIME,"de_DE");

have a look on [url]http://at.php.net/manual/de/function.date.php[/url] and especially[url]http://at.php.net/manual/de/function.strftime.php[/url] for the format strings and the difference between date() and strftime().
Anyway, the wanted locale has to be installed on the system.

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martimiz

28 July 2009 at 11:57pm Forum Moderator, 1095 Posts

I use the following in the templates of a Dutch site:

$Date.FormatI18N(%e %B %Y)

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Digital-Punk.co.uk

29 July 2009 at 9:44am Community Member, 51 Posts

Thanks you guys a lot for the help, but it doesn't worked for me. So, I did it with js and currentlang function:

<% if CurrentLang = sv %>
   <script type="text/javascript">
      <!--
      var m_names = new Array("Söndag", "MÃ¥ndag", "Tisdag", "Onsdag", "Torsdag", "Fredag", "Lördag");
      var d = new Date();
      var curr_date = d.getDate();
      var curr_weekday = d.getDay();
      var curr_month = d.getMonth();
      var curr_year = d.getFullYear();
      document.write(m_names[curr_weekday]);            
      //-->
   </script>
<% end_if %>

Hope it helps for somebody also :)

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m-phil

24 November 2010 at 2:14am Community Member, 37 Posts

here is a better but not perfect solution. I've also expand the Date class -> /sapphire/core/model/fieldtypes/Date.php

// Bugfix to translate english month names to current locale
   function TranslatedMonth() {
      if($this->value)
         $currentMonth = '';
         //echo Translatable::get_current_locale().' -> '.(int)strftime('%m', strtotime($this->value));
         if (Translatable::get_current_locale() == 'de_DE') { // german
            $month = array(1 => "Januar",
             2 => "Februar",
             3 => "M&auml;rz",
             4 => "April",
             5 => "Mai",
             6 => "Juni",
             7 => "Juli",
             8 => "August",
             9 => "September",
             10 => "Oktober",
             11 => "November",
             12 => "Dezember");
            
            $currentMonth = $month[(int)strftime('%m', strtotime($this->value))];
         } else {
            $currentMonth = strftime('%B', strtotime($this->value));
         }
         return $currentMonth;
   }

You can add another elseif for your language translation.
The better way should be to include the language files with its translation for every month and day...

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rsjq

20 April 2013 at 4:20am Community Member, 2 Posts

I have created a small module for SS3 that will translate dates automatically once added to your project. You can check it out here: [url]https://github.com/richardsjoqvist/silverstripe-localdate[/url]

Bug reports and improvement suggestions are most welcome!