I am using the paragraphs module. I have a field which contains a date and time e.g. for events, which is added by an author. For the output I use a paragraph-twig-file and I have this:

<div class="timeline-date">
    {{ content.field_date }}

In the backend of Drupal I created a custom time "D, d.m.Y - H:i". The output is right e.g. "Fri, 24.08.2018 - 17:14", but my site is in german and not english. So how, can I translate the day of week in german? In my case this solution is not working

  • Try add field date between **{% trans %} ** and {% endtrans %}
    – MrD
    Aug 24 '18 at 15:50
  • It is not working. I got the following error message: "<em class="placeholder">Twig_Error_Syntax</em>: The text to be translated with &quot;trans&quot; can only contain references to simple variables in <em class="placeholder">Drupal\Core\Template\TwigTransTokenParser-&gt;checkTransString()</em> (line <em class="placeholder">10</em> of <em class="placeholder">themes/custom/.../.../.../.../paragraph--timeline-item.html.twig</em>). <pre class="backtrace">Drupal\Core\Template\TwigTransTokenParser-&gt;parse(Object)"
    – lesley n.
    Aug 24 '18 at 16:19
  • Can you get timestamp of this field date?
    – MrD
    Aug 24 '18 at 16:29
  • @MrD Why? Or maybe I do not understand your question. An author fill out the field. It is not a created date or something like this.
    – lesley n.
    Aug 24 '18 at 16:34

In Twig, you can use built-in translation contexts. I had to output my dates in dutch format. The default formatting was:

{% set date = node.created.value|date("j") ~ ' ' ~ node.created.value|date("F") ~ ' ' ~ node.created.value|date("Y") %}
// now {{ date }} outputs: 8 August 2020

When I use translation contexts, it worked as expected:

{% set date = node.created.value|date("j") ~ ' ' ~ node.created.value|date("F")|t({}, {'context' : 'Long month name'}) ~ ' ' ~ node.created.value|date("Y") %}
// now {{ date }} outputs: 8 augustus 2020

More about translation contexts in Twig: https://stefvanlooveren.me/blog/translate-dates-twig-drupal-8


You need to do something like below screenshot in my case i have translated months of date field in french language.

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you have to search for day string for different language like fri ,replace the text for each language in text box then save to path admin/config/regional/translate

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