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  • omarkohl
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    Trouble with Translatable and _t()? Link to this post

    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.

  • dacar
    Community Member
    168 Posts

    Re: Trouble with Translatable and _t()? Link to this post

    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!

  • ordinarywebguy
    Community Member
    13 Posts

    Re: Trouble with Translatable and _t()? Link to this post

    Try putting it up this like:

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

    It should do the trick.

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