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In my case, I wanted to print the language switch links directly in page.tpl.php, for example with:

<a href="what_to_put_here">English</a>
<a href="what_to_put_here">Deutsch</a>

How can I accomplish this without using the "Language switcher" block? I checked all the modules that comes with the Internationalization project, but I didn't see any hook_block() implementation that outputs the language switcher block.

UPDATED: I wanted something like: This site is on russian, english and kazakh languages. This cannot be done with language switcher block.

i've tried this way in page.tpl.php:

<?php
$way = drupal_is_front_page() ? '<front>' : $_GET['q'];
print '<span id="switcher">'. 'на ' . l('русском', $way). ', ' . l('казахском', 'kk/'.$way). ' и ' . l('английском', 'en/'.$way) .'</span>';
?>

Default language is russian - mysite.com, when i switch to an english - mysite.com/en, as you see it adds prefix 'en'. But now if i want to switch on kazakh language - mysite.com/kk from english the link looks mysite.com/en/kk == it adds en to my URL. How to make this correctly?

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  • I'm curious, does the language switcher has the same behavior ?
    – tostinni
    Commented Jul 25, 2011 at 17:53
  • Have you tried to put the alter in your code drupal_alter('translation_link', $links, $path); and deal with the $links array ?
    – tostinni
    Commented Jul 25, 2011 at 17:58
  • problem is theme('links', $links, array()); outputs all links together. And i need to put some text before russian, english and kazakh translation links. Commented Jul 26, 2011 at 10:19
  • Yes sure but you're not obliged to use theme('links' just use $links the way you want with your own code foreach ($links as $key => $link) {. Check out the theme_links documentation. Does the $links array output something useful for you ?
    – tostinni
    Commented Jul 26, 2011 at 15:07
  • Thanks, can you throw me an example, while im trying to do it myself :) Commented Jul 26, 2011 at 16:44

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What doesn't work for you with the language switcher ?
If you want to reproduce its behavior, have a look at its code and try to do something equal.

Here is some code:

$path = drupal_is_front_page() ? '<front>' : $_GET['q'];
$languages = language_list('enabled');
$links = array();
foreach ($languages[1] as $language) {
  $links[$language->language] = array(
    'href' => $path, 
    'title' => $language->native, 
    'language' => $language, 
    'attributes' => array('class' => 'language-link'),
  );
}
drupal_alter('translation_link', $links, $path);
//dpm($links);

foreach ($links as $link) {
  echo t('Link for ') . l($link['title'], $link['href']) . '<br />';
}
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  • check my updated question please. Commented Jul 25, 2011 at 17:15
  • Thanks, but how it would determine which $link for russian and which for english? for example i want to put some russian text before russian translation link, and some english text before english translation link. Commented Jul 27, 2011 at 4:21
  • tested your code - it doesn't works correctly - when im on russian language and trying to switch to english -> english link href attribut looks like admin/build/block without en prefix. Commented Jul 27, 2011 at 6:09
  • admin/build/block is an admin path and I think these don't have special paths. Have you tried on a normal node which have two translations ? Because this code is exactly the language switcher code, I just added an echo at the beginning.
    – tostinni
    Commented Jul 27, 2011 at 6:23
  • I've already tried this code on a normal node with 3 translations - no effect... Commented Jul 27, 2011 at 10:22
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Use the language option of the l() function. Same URL, different language and Drupal should take care of it for you:

<?php
$way = drupal_is_front_page() ? '<front>' : $_GET['q'];
$languages = language_list();
print l('slovak', $way, array('language' => $languages['sk'])) . ', '
  . l('czech', $way, array('language' => $languages['cs'])) . ', '
  . l('english', $way, array('language' => $languages['en']));
?>
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    it doesn't works, mate. Links is now without any prefixes, just for example - admin/build/block (even if im on kazakh version it doesn't adds en prefix) Commented Jul 26, 2011 at 10:17
  • Sorry, the language option is supposed to be a language object, not just its code. Tested this time. ;-)
    – Jan Tomka
    Commented Jul 27, 2011 at 1:10
  • it doesn't works :( Same behaviour as before. If i belong at admin/build/block - the link on kazakh and other versions is still admin/build/block without any prefixes... Commented Jul 27, 2011 at 4:20
  • Hm... Make sure to configure the "Language negotiation" to "Path prefix *" at the Languages | Configure page.
    – Jan Tomka
    Commented Jul 27, 2011 at 4:27
  • it's already set to path prefix Commented Jul 27, 2011 at 5:42

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