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Community Member, 168 Posts

23 October 2009 at 11:55pm


for my site i want to show some articles on a article holder page. every article is saved as an dataobject to the db, not to the sitetree. the translation (i18n) for my sitetree elements works fine. But how can i use i18n for my dataobjects.

At the moment i have done the following but i think, that is not the right way?!

I have added a new object (transtable) to my _config.php: Object::add_extension('Dermatologie', 'Translatable');

After "dev/build" i got the new table "dermatologie_translationgroups". But i did not know to pass the values to it. So i decided to fill the new field "Locale" in "Dermatologie" with the language values used on the site:

function getCMSFields() {

		$array = array(
		  'de_DE' => 'deutsch',
		  'en_GB' => 'englisch',
		  'ru_RU' => 'russisch',
		  'fr_FR' => 'französisch',
		  'es_ES' => 'spanisch',

		$fields = new FieldSet(
			new CheckboxField('anzeigen', 'Artikel ein-/ausblenden'),
			new CalendarDateField('gueltigab', 'Anzeigen ab dem'),
			new DropdownField(
				'sprache wählen', 
			new TextareaField('Headline', 'Überschrift'),
			new TextareaField('Subheadline', 'Subheadline'),
			new HtmlEditorField('Copytext', 'Artikeltext'),
			new ImageField('Thumb', 'Artikelbild')

		return $fields;

So i am able to give eache article a specific language.

Here are my questions:

1. How can i get the languages currently used in my Sitetree (translations) to pass them to my array. So it is more flexible in future.
2. I think this is the wrong way to solve this problem. How do you translate your dataobjects?
3. Does anybody know if there is a way tou use "/dev/tasks/i18nTextCollectorTask" without PHPUnit being installed on the Server (shared Hosting, CGI)?

I hope the will be a helpful discussion on item 2 ;-)

Greetings, Carsten.


Community Member, 168 Posts

24 October 2009 at 3:23am


i have found this article and tried this patch

The patch works fine. now you can pass the locale by URL. But the locale is not passed to my managed module. Is there a way to attach the locale to all links within the CMS? With this feature you could switch between the languages and have your language specific dataobjects.