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After using a lot of time trying to translate Magento strings using translate.csv without any luck, I am now using a plugin called PHPro Translate.

In this, I can search for all strings in my shop and translate them one by one.

However, I can't seem to translate the strings used in e-mail templates. In my items.phtml, I have $this->__('Item in your order') and $this->__('Items in your order') that show up in english, even though my shop is in danish language.

Can someone please help me sort this out so I can translate the strings and get them to show up correctly?

Thanks!

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UPDATE: After some discussion in the comments below this answer it appeared that there were some custom text strings in the file

app/design/frontend/rwd/{theme}/template/email/order/items.phtml

The issue was solved by adding translations for those strings in

app/locale/da_DK/Mage_Sales.csv

Original answer below this line


Email template files are located in app/locale/yourlanguage_YOURLANGUAGE/template/email/

In your case, all Danish email translation files should be in

app/locale/da_DK/template/email/

If there are no Danish email files in this location then you should copy all email templates from app/locale/en_US/template/email/ to the Danish directory and translate them.

I'm sure Danish email templates can be found on the web.

  • Thanks. I have localized that file, and made the correct changes in it. Problem is that it collects list of items in the order from the file 'items.phtml'. In which folder would I place a danish version of this? – user2806026 Aug 11 '15 at 9:20
  • Can you post the entire path to the items.phtml file which your installation is using? By default Magento CE 1.9.2.1 is using app/design/frontend/base/default/template/sales/order/items.phtml and the string is <?php echo Mage::helper('core')->quoteEscape($this->__('Items Ordered')) ?>. Notice the difference? "Items Ordered" is translated in app/locale/en_US/Mage_Sales.csv by default. – ForMat Aug 11 '15 at 9:44
  • The file is in the folder you mention - in my case /app/design/frontend/rwd/{theme}/template/email/order. I guess the guy who originally set up the store has altered some things along the way. Maybe he made this change to support both Item and itemS ordered. Can I just implement both strings with your code? <?php echo Mage::helper('core')->quoteEscape($this->__('Item Ordered')) ?> and <?php echo Mage::helper('core')->quoteEscape($this->__('Items Ordered')) ?> – user2806026 Aug 11 '15 at 9:56
  • Based on your original question I would suggest adding both "Item in your order","Singular Danish translation" and "Items in your order","Plural Danish translation" to your app/locale/da_DK/Mage_Sales.csv file. Also don't forget to refresh all cache. Let me know if this works for you – ForMat Aug 11 '15 at 10:06
  • Thx. But isn't it bad practice to make changes in this core file? – user2806026 Aug 11 '15 at 10:33

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