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Setting i18n Locale

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Community Member, 10 Posts

13 October 2016 at 7:50pm

Edited: 13/10/2016 10:58pm

I see there are a few threads about this but I am having a bit of trouble setting the locale for my region. I am using the SilverStripe blog and events modules and the dates are displaying in English. I need them to display in Afrikaans for South Africa.

I have tried both of these in my _config.php file but they don't seem to work:

setlocale(LC_TIME, 'af_ZA', 'af_ZA.UTF8', 'Afrikaans');

Just narrowed it down to working on localhost but not working on live server. Is this server dependant? I have done a dev/build and a flush.

Guy Van Bael

Community Member, 61 Posts

14 October 2016 at 9:53pm

Hi Craig,

I mostly use this module for things like that.

Hope it helps


Community Member, 4 Posts

19 October 2016 at 7:42pm

Edited: 19/10/2016 7:42pm

You need to check that your server has this locale installed. I had the same issue before.
Debian way to fix it:
sudo locale-gen "af_ZA.UTF8"
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales


Community Member, 10 Posts

19 October 2016 at 7:54pm

Can confirm, it was the server. It worked on my localhost but not on my testing environment. Went live and it is working there so all good.