Post by Pix » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:45 am

so my first question is about date formats. I'm using opencart with the italian language installed and i've noticed that admin homepage  and confermation emails show order date like this:

15 December 2008

even if my language is setted to "italian".

So my first question is: is that correct? i mean opencart is supposed to show the month's name always in english or is supposed to show it in the selected language?

My guess is yes, it's correct in english, but would be nice a confirmation...

So assuming i'm right so far i was trying to play around with the email date format beacause recieving the email confirmation with some part in english and other in italian was kinda annoying.

in catalog/controller/checkout_confirm.php on line 214 i found this

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$email->set('email_date', $language->get('email_date', date($language->get('date_format_short'))));
and just two line below

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$email->set('email_date', $language->get('email_date', date($language->get('date_format_long'))));
is that correct? why email_date is setted first as short format and then as long format? it doesnt make sense to me...  ???

i'm using 0.7.9 RC5 

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Post by Qphoria » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:55 am

A language is only as good as the one who ported it from english.

In the main catalog/language/english/english.php file:

The top section shows:

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// Locale
$_['code']                  = 'en';
$_['charset']               = 'utf-8';
$_['direction']             = 'ltr';
$_['locale']                = 'en_US.UTF-8,en_US,english';
[color=red]$_['date_format_short']     = 'j F Y';
$_['date_format_long']      = 'l dS F Y';[/color]
$_['time_format']           = 'h:i:s A';
$_['decimal_point']         = '.';
$_['thousand_point']        = ',';

// Text
$_['text_time']             = 'Page created in %s seconds';
$_['text_yes']              = 'Yes';
$_['text_no']               = 'No';
$_['text_none']             = ' --- None --- ';
$_['text_all_zones']        = 'All Zones';
$_['text_results']          = 'Results %s - %s of %s';
$_['text_pages']            = '%s of %s';
$_['text_separator']        = ' » ';
$_['text_january']          = 'January';
$_['text_february']         = 'February';
$_['text_march']            = 'March';
$_['text_april']            = 'April';
$_['text_may']              = 'May';
$_['text_june']             = 'June';
$_['text_july']             = 'July';
$_['text_august']           = 'August';
$_['text_september']        = 'September';
$_['text_october']          = 'October';
$_['text_november']         = 'November';
$_['text_december']         = [color=red]'December';[/color]
So if your catalog/language/italian/italian.php file has those same settings then the language file needs an update.

However, if the language file is correct, but you are still seeing the english version. Then it is a bug.

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Post by Pix » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:11 am

$_data_format_long and $_date_format_short are the same

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// Locale
$_['code']                  = 'it';
$_['charset']               = 'utf-8';
$_['direction']             = 'ltr';
$_['locale']                = 'it_IT.UTF-8,it_IT,italian';
[color=red]$_['date_format_short']     = 'j F Y';
$_['date_format_long']      = 'l dS F Y';[/color]
$_['time_format']           = 'h:i:s A';
$_['decimal_point']         = '.';
$_['thousand_point']        = ',';
and each month is correctly translated

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$_['text_december']         = 'Dicembre';
i see correctly translated month only when i create a new object, but not inside the last order box in admin hompage, neither inside my account order history.

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Post by Qphoria » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:22 am

Admin has a separate language file
Does the admin/language/italian/italian.php file have December or Dicembre?

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Post by Pix » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:26 am

translation correct in admin/language/italian/italian.php too


i'm still thinking the two things are not related. I mean the months translation and the format date. in fact there is nothing like a "day name" translation, for the long format date, that shows also the name of the day...
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Post by Qphoria » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:24 am

well I'm not sure which issue you are referring to.

If you are in Italian mode and you are seeing "12 December 2008" then that is a language bug that isn't pulling from the correct file.

I'm not quite sure I understand your question about long date vs short date

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Post by hm2k » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:45 am

I had this issue in another multi language supported project.

Fortunately I have a solution!

I created a function called format_time() which handles both strftime() formats and regular date() formats...

With strftime() month and weekday names and other language dependent strings respect the current locale set with setlocale().

For retrospect the format_time() function handles both date() and strftime() formatting.

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function format_time ($format,$time=false) {
	
	if (preg_match('/%/',$format)) {
		if ($time) { return strftime($format,$time); }
		else { return strftime($format); }
	}
	if ($time) { return date($format,$time); }
	else { return date($format); }
}
I just need to impliment it into the system.

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Post by Pix » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:56 am

ok i'll try to explain better

First issue:
i'm using the italian language. When i place an order, i recieve an email showing the order date in english. but only the date. The email is like this

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[color=blue]ID Ordine[/color]: #49456-E6D82-04213
[color=blue]Data ordine[/color]: [color=red]Monday 15th December 2008[/color]
[color=blue]Fattura[/color]: http://192.168....whatever
as you can see the blue part is correctly translated, the red part no.

and i find the same issue when i check the "order history" and inside the admin hompage order box. the date is always in english.

what i was trying to say before is that i think there is no connection between the date and the language file. Beacuse if they were connected, the language file should have a "section" dedicate to the Day's name translations too i guess, that would be used when a long format date is shown.
Instead the language file only have traslation about months, and that translation are used only when you create a new product and you set the "date avaiable" part.

so i'm saying that showing the date always in english is wrong,expecially if you are using another language, and it's not related to the tranlation file...

i hope is better this time

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Post by hm2k » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:00 am

It's definitely a bug, i've seen it before as I said, I'll move this to the bugs section and follow it up shortly.

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Post by hm2k » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:33 pm

I followed up this bug across two revisions:

http://code.google.com/p/open-cart/source/detail?r=257
http://code.google.com/p/open-cart/source/detail?r=258

At this moment in time it's untested, so there may be new issues when you come to use it.

To make use of the new formatDate() function you will need to update the dates (date_format_short and date_format_long) in your language files to support the strftime format.

Further bugs should be reported according to this post:
http://forum.opencart.com/index.php/topic,1466.0.html

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Post by hm2k » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:37 pm

Oh, I also fixed the duplicate "email_date" entry in "catalog/controller/checkout_confirm.php" via r259.

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