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Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

7 July 2010 at 9:00pm


I am creating a website for different languages and would like to use an ss Form like, but with much more stuff. How can I make this multilingual in the most efficient way?

I am using the Translatable and at the moment if I want to allow more languages I just add the locales in the _config.php, but now I'd have to do more for each translation of the form?



Community Member, 1 Post

4 August 2010 at 2:56am

You can use a form builder for creating such forms. As I know one of its versions has multilingual option


Community Member, 344 Posts

5 August 2010 at 6:33am

Edited: 05/08/2010 6:39am

You can also use the _t function.

new FieldSet(
	new TextField("FirstName",  _t("FORM23.FIRSTNAME","First name") ),

Then add a lang folder to your project folder and create language tables.

$lang['en_US']['FORM23']['FIRSTNAME'] = 'First name';
$lang['de_DE']['FORM23']['FIRSTNAME'] = 'Vorname';
$lang['ar_EG']['FORM23']['FIRSTNAME'] = '????? ??????';
$lang['nl_NL']['FORM23']['FIRSTNAME'] = 'Voornaam';

This is working very well for me on several webpages.


Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

5 August 2010 at 7:21pm

Thanks Jay, that is exactly how I was going to do it... planned to post back here when I had.... many thanks!