In order to get the label of a field I just do :

$fii = field_info_instance('node', 'field_app_area', 'products');
$label = $fii['label'];

But it returns the label in the original language of the field, not the current user language.

I have seen some code here to get the translated label from the $content variable of a node template, but I don't have the template variables available.

So my question is either : how do I get the label translation or how do I get the $content (or similar) variable available without being on a template.

  • Hello, can you indicate the drupal version that you're using? Also, you can consider passing it through t(). Quick and dirty solution though. – Japo Domingo Mar 16 '17 at 20:41
  • Forgot that, it's drupal 7, added the tag. Also whoever down-voted the question I would be grateful to know why, so I can improve it. – drcelus Mar 17 '17 at 10:44
  • @drcelus it's good question vote up . – Yuseferi Mar 17 '17 at 11:09

Turns out that using t(), doesn't work for translated field labels.

To get the translated field label text (in the current language), just use the i18n_field_translate_property function

  $field_instance = field_info_instance('node', 'field_application_area', 'products');
  $label = i18n_field_translate_property($field_instance, 'label');

Or, for a specific language :

  $label = i18n_field_translate_property($field_instance, 'label', 'fr');

Found on this related answer.


Try this

$fii = field_info_instance('node', 'field_app_area', 'products');
$label = t($fii['label']);

and according to this if you want to get on specified language try

$fii = field_info_instance('node', 'field_app_area', 'products');
$en_label = t($fii['label']);
$fr_label = t('language', array(), array('langcode' => 'fr'));
  • Thank you, but this doesn't work for translated field labels. – drcelus Mar 17 '17 at 11:38
  • @drcelus I didn't test it before, vote up for your answer ,it's correct answer. – Yuseferi Mar 17 '17 at 11:45

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