i have to load magento in a cms and want to include the complete header. Everything works fine, but i don't get the right translation of the template. The locale setting of the store view is correct.

require_once 'app/Mage.php';

$layout = Mage::app()->getLayout();

echo $layout->getBlock('header')->toHtml();

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You can try to emulate the store:

$appEmulation = Mage::getSingleton('core/app_emulation');
$initialEnvironmentInfo = $appEmulation->startEnvironmentEmulation($storeId); 
//your code here

The code between start/stopEnvironmentEmulation should just work as within Magento.

The cool thing is, that startEnvironmentEmulation() also takes care of the locale with the following line from Mage_Core_Model_App_Emulation:

$initialLocaleCode = $this->_emulateLocale($storeId, $area);

Otherwise you can just try to emulate the locale like this:


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