I'm using multilingual feature in D7.

Let's say...I have a word 'standard' that I like to use in other languages.

Where do I put the word and how do I load it in my templates?

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You can set the translations for each specified language in the strings settings part of the internationalization module: /admin/config/regional/i18n_translation

To show it in a template file you simply use the t() function to wrap your text - which translates text for you and automatically adds new text defined in the t() function to the strings page.

See http://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes--bootstrap.inc/function/t/7

If you are hardcoding links with your text you can use l(), so if you have say a text link and want the text to be translated you would use l() and in it define your text using t() - something like this: http://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes--bootstrap.inc/function/t/7

See http://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes--common.inc/function/l/7 for its usage.

  • tecjam // exactly what I was looking for. THank you!
    – Moon
    Nov 28, 2011 at 20:41

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