[Grok-dev] i18n translation weirdness

Jan-Wijbrand Kolman janwijbrand at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 14:29:06 UTC 2012

On 27/04/2012 19:23 , Noe Nieto wrote:
> We have a couple of grok.Forms where we change the title of some widgets
> in the setUpWidgets() callback:
>      def setUpWidgets(self, ignore_request=False):
>          super(AddProjectForm, self).setUpWidgets(ignore_request)
>          self.widgets['city'].label = '1'
>          self.widgets['specialty'].label = '2'
>          self.widgets['contractor'].label = '2'
>          self.widgets['city'].title = _(u'City?')
>          self.widgets['specialty'].title = _(u'What you need to do?')
>          self.widgets['contractor'].title = _(u'Who you want for you job?')
> The problem with this is that, while our translatable strings are
> recognized as translations and we have proper translation strings in our
> .po files, these strings are never translated.
> So, what's the catch?

I think when the titles are being interpolated into the page template 
they are no longer recognized as message ids.

I'm slightly guessing here but either you add i18n:translate="" 
attributes in the tal elements that interpolate the titles in the form 
rendering template or call translate (for example from 
zope.i18n.translate) on the message ids in setUpWidgets.

regards, jw

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