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I am using Drupal commons. I am using I18n and other related modules for my website as it is created in English but is being used in French also. I am using translations provided. My issue is that I have string translations but for some strings, text is not being translated, although the translations are available in the drupal. enter image description here

UPDATE After going through code, I found that this "Request Message" field is not a normal form field, but it is being rendered using

     field_attach_form('og_membership', $og_membership, $form['membership_fields'], $form_state);

The issue is with this "field_attach_form()". Do ANYONE have any idea what can be done for this??

  • Which strings? The first step is to isolate where the strings that are not being translated are being provided from (are they hard-coded into a module? added through the Views UI? etc.) – Patrick Kenny Nov 6 '15 at 14:04
  • those strings are mostly hardcoded in modules.. those are mostly GUI options, like I am using Organic Groups and there is registration for the groups. In add-user page of group I have fields, some are getting translated while some are not, like request message field label and description is not getting translated – Dev Nov 6 '15 at 16:39
  • I hope you getting what I mean or I will attach a screenshot soon – Dev Nov 6 '15 at 16:40
  • Try refreshing strings and clearing caches. – Patrick Kenny Nov 6 '15 at 16:58
  • yes I tried that too but nothing worked – Dev Nov 6 '15 at 16:59
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Although I know this solution is not best and structural method and is better solve this issue but sometimes we just need a solution and want save the time(maybe it be some issue with commons distributes.
Sometimes I do this trick in some projects

if you want translate all keystring in every where use

 $('body').html( $('body').html().replace(/keystring /g, "TranslateString"));

and also if you want only some specified(with specified class and page class) string use

$('.checkout-review .field-name-phone-mobile .field-label').html($('.checkout-review .field-name-phone-mobile .field-label').html().replace(/keystring /g, "TranslateString"));

You just need put one of them in JS file.

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  • Yes, this solution is not best, but din't get any other solution, so have to use this only. Thanks, it was quick trick, accepting your answer. – Dev Nov 24 '15 at 6:22
  • @Drupaler your welcome, I know this is not best solution but sometimes we should save our times ;) – Yuseferi Nov 24 '15 at 7:08
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Drupal's language translation can be hit or miss sometimes. Often times its silly little pieces like the part that you mentioned that dont get translated while 95% of the rest of the page translate without issues. Google to the rescue!! I recommend the Gtranslate module to get you started and of course you can place the google translate api directly into a tpl or module file to get the full monty!!

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