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A translation issue with "select"

4 years 7 months ago #1

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Hi all, recently bought Forms PRO, which is a nice and easy way to set up a form.
BUT: I have the following problem:

Since there is no german translation, some fields remain in English. E.G. I created a dropdown field, with Option 1, Option 2 and so on. If you don't click the field, the field contains "select" which is completely right, if you are English. I have to change it in German language now to "Auswahl". You can see the problem in the attached jpg.

Solution(?): Artem from support told me to change the en-GB.com_baforms.ini in line 148 SELECT="select" to SELECT="Auswahl" or if this doesn't work to make a language override for constant "SELECT" and so I did.

UNFORTUNATELY both ways were not succesful :S

It would be great, if anyone has the right solution for my problem. Thx.


4 years 7 months ago #2

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Hi Markus,

First of all thank you, that you post your question on Forum, I'm sure it will be very useful for all our customers :)
I have tested Language Override through Joomla admin, here is result:

Here is another solution which can help you:
Go to: joomla-root/language/de-DE/en-GB.com_baforms
Find there constant SELECT="Select" and translate Select on "Auswahl"

Let me know results


4 years 7 months ago #3

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Ok, I made it now B)

It was not possible, to edit the en-EN.com_baforms.ini only. I had to create the file de-DE.com_baforms.ini and then I inserted only 1 entry and this was SELECT="Auswahl".

I don't know, why the override I tried before was not working, but who cares :woohoo:


4 years 7 months ago #4

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Nice job! B)
time to take a break, have a nice weekend :)

4 years 6 months ago #5

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hello i have the same problem but in my language file i dont have this --SELECT="Select"
When i open the language file i have only this :

;* @package BaForms
;* @author Balbooa
;* @copyright Copyright @ Balbooa
;* @license GNU/GPL

thats all.
where i can change the select ?


4 years 6 months ago #6

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First of all I want to notice, from version 1.6.0, component Forms support 14 languages: Forms Basics - Documentation

How to install new language

If there is no your language, you can translate constant "SELECT" through Joomla! admin panel. Please follow this link:

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