How can I get access for the english values of my entity in the french version of my twig template. This is for a tracking task.

Let say I want to print the node title en english on the french version.

I was hoping I could do something like this : {{ node.languages.en.label }} but this doesn't work.

I'd rather avoid using preprocess if possible (I know how to do it with preprocess).

  • Stop thinking in D7 templates and start using hook_preprocess.
    – user21641
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 10:18
  • Well I do already, but actually I'm not thinking in D7 templates but in Twig templates meaning using the less hook_preprocess possible for the frontend developer to have more freedom on their twig templating. I have 30 templates to edit with various values to get so...
    – pbonnefoi
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 10:23

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You can get the translated node with getTranslation():

{% if node.hastranslation('en') %}
  <p>{{ node.translation('en').title.value }}</p>
{% else %}
  <p>No translation<p/>
{% endif %}

If you are not sure that the translation exists, check first with hasTranslation(), because a missing translation throws an exception.

  • Well thank you very much, this was exactly what I needed. BTW, {{ node.translation('en').label }} works fine too in my case :-)
    – pbonnefoi
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 10:30
  • Yes, I've used the title field for the example, because the question was about entity values. But you can use a method like label() on the translated node, too.
    – 4uk4
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 11:11

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