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[SOLVED] Problem with translations _t() returns always same language

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Community Member, 3 Posts

16 August 2011 at 3:50am

Hey there,

I have an annoying problem using the _t() function in my templates. I'm trying to translate the search result template and for that matter I created two languagefiles in the mysite/lang folder, de_DE.php and en_US.php . But the template only displays the german texts, no matter which language I choose. You can try it out for yourself @


global $lang;

$lang['en_US']['Page_results']['NoResults'] = 'Sorry, your search query did not return any results';
$lang['en_US']['Page_results']['MoreAbout'] = 'more about';
$lang['en_US']['Page_results']['NextPage'] = 'Next page';
$lang['en_US']['Page_results']['PrevPage'] = 'Previous page';
$lang['en_US']['Page_results']['GoToPage'] = 'Go to page';
$lang['en_US']['SearchForm']['SearchResults'] = 'Search results';


i18n::include_locale_file('sleepNgo', 'en_US');

global $lang;

if(array_key_exists('de_DE', $lang) && is_array($lang['de_DE'])) {
	$lang['de_DE'] = array_merge($lang['en_US'], $lang['de_DE']);
} else {
	$lang['de_DE'] = $lang['en_US'];

$lang['de_DE']['Page_results']['NoResults'] = '2Zu Ihrer Suche gibt es leider keine Ergebnisse.';
$lang['de_DE']['Page_results']['MoreAbout'] = '2Mehr zu';
$lang['de_DE']['Page_results']['NextPage'] = '2Nächste Seite';
$lang['de_DE']['Page_results']['PrevPage'] = '2Vorherige Seite';
$lang['de_DE']['Page_results']['GoToPage'] = '2Gehe zu Seite';
$lang['de_DE']['SearchForm']['SearchResults'] = '2Suchergebnisse';

_config.php (snippet)

Object::add_extension('SiteTree', 'Translatable');
Object::add_extension('SiteConfig', 'Translatable'); (snippet)

<a class="readMoreLink" href="$Link" title="<% _t('Page_results.MoreAbout','1Mehr zu') %> &quot;{$Title}&quot;">
   <% _t('Page_results.MoreAbout','1Mehr zu') %> &quot;{$Title}&quot;...

What am I doing wrong?



Community Member, 288 Posts

16 August 2011 at 4:12am

If you're doing direct template translation then it needs to be not just Page_results. Also leave out the domain so it says just MoreAbout instead of Page_results.MoreAbout since the _t() function in the template automatically gets its name as the namespace.

So <% _t('MoreAbout','1Mehr zu') %> will become $lang['en_US']['']['MoreAbout']


Community Member, 3 Posts

17 August 2011 at 9:20am

Sadly, this doesn't work either. Again, only the german texts from de_DE.php are being displayed.

If I remove (or rename) the de_DE.php file, the fallback text of the _f() function in the template shows up, no matter which language is currently active. I don't get it, it seems like the english translations aren't even being read.

Any ideas?


Community Member, 5 Posts

17 August 2011 at 10:37pm

Hello Dreadmaaan!

Here's a solution to your problem:


Community Member, 3 Posts

18 August 2011 at 10:06am

That worked. Thank you so much!