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Localization not working

Member since: 2007

Upgrade from cms6 to CMS 7.19.2 webforms: In some places on our web, we do translate to local resources like this:

<asp:Literal ID="Literal1" runat="server" Text="<%$ Resources: EPiServer, commerce.login%>" />

On some pages it does not work at all (always shows in english or always in Swedish, is there a cache?), in some pages it does work in the head.ascx but not in the footer.ascx

In some pages "Translate"-control works, but not the above at the same time

<EPiServer:Translate runat="server" Text="/common/siteService" />

Any idea what to use in Epi 7.5?

#119193 Mar 23, 2015 15:46
  • Member since: 2011


    What is CurrentUICulture at that moment?

    #119224 Mar 24, 2015 21:39
  • Member since: 2007

    Only if I set in OnInit in masterpage

     var culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture(EPiServer.Globalization.ContentLanguage.SpecificCulture.Name);
    CultureInfo.DefaultThreadCurrentCulture = culture;
    CultureInfo.DefaultThreadCurrentUICulture = culture;
    System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = culture;
    System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = culture;

    then is CurrentCulture and CurrentUICulture changed. But the translations stays to be the default lang (SV in dev and EN in Prod) <-- ?

    I shouldn't need to set the culture, should i? any how it doesn't translate.

    Any help is appriciated. Im not sure this is Epi-related or not.

    #119285 Mar 26, 2015 9:32
  • Member since: 2011

    What are your globalization settings in web.config?

    #119497 Mar 28, 2015 11:46
  • Member since: 2011

    What are results for these lines if you paste them into your template?

        EPiServer:Translate: <EPiServer:Translate runat="server" Text="/commerce/login" /><br />
        Literal: <asp:Literal ID="Literal1" runat="server" Text="<%$ Resources: EPiServer, commerce.login %>" /><br />
        LocalizationService: <%= LocalizationService.Current.GetString("/commerce/login") %><br />
        ViewState: <%= ViewState["_language"] %><br />

    Can you also paste your <episerver.framework><localization> elment content?

    #119519 Edited, Mar 28, 2015 20:12
  • Member since: 2007

    Week-end work, appreciated!

    None <localization> in <episerver.framework>

    web.config: <globalization culture="en-US" uiCulture="en" requestEncoding="utf-8" responseEncoding="utf-8" resourceProviderFactoryType="EPiServer.Framework.Localization.LocalizationServiceResourceProviderFactory, EPiServer.Framework" />

    output in se-SV:

    EPiServer:Translate: Logga in
    Literal: Log in
    LocalizationService: Logga in

    output in en-US:

    EPiServer:Translate: Log in
    Literal: Log in
    LocalizationService: Log in

    #119523 Mar 28, 2015 23:13
  • Member since: 2011

    I'm not sure about 7.19 version I believe that this is the same as in 8.0. If you don't have localization settings configured for EPiServer Framework, localization should not work at all and every line should give you empty string.

    Maybe you have EPiServerFramewotk.config file instead? Try to look for similar fragment:

    <localization fallbackBehavior="Echo, MissingMessage, FallbackCulture" fallbackCulture="en">
        <add virtualPath="~/Resources/LanguageFiles" name="languageFiles" type="EPiServer.Framework.Localization.XmlResources.FileXmlLocalizationProvider, EPiServer.Framework" />

    Looking at web.config <globalization> element as far as I remembered <asp:Literal> (Asp.Net built in localization providers) are dependant on these settings. So it means that Literal should return localization for "en" culture always. Try to set to "auto" and see what happens:

    <globalization culture="auto" uiCulture="auto" requestEncoding="utf-8" responseEncoding="utf-8" resourceProviderFactoryType="EPiServer.Framework.Localization.LocalizationServiceResourceProviderFactory, EPiServer.Framework" />

    #119526 Mar 29, 2015 6:52
  • Member since: 2007

    When i Changed to auto in web.config Literal is always in swedish.

    And the change in EPiServerFramewotk.config didn-t change any.

    This is weird. remember i do set the culture in OnInit in masterpage, i shouldn't do that at all i think, but ...

    when i tried override InitializeCulture() on page it helped. But should i override all my 250 aspx templates? (or in a base class) is that right way?

     protected override void InitializeCulture()
                var culture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture(EPiServer.Globalization.ContentLanguage.SpecificCulture.TwoLetterISOLanguageName);
                CultureInfo.DefaultThreadCurrentCulture = culture;
                CultureInfo.DefaultThreadCurrentUICulture = culture;
                System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = culture;
                System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = culture;

    #119527 Edited, Mar 29, 2015 14:02
  • Member since: 2011

    Another question: when you are referring to "Swedish" site, do you mean to access site by address (host name) that is mapped to sweden culture or you access the same site when somehow selected content language is switched to "sv"?

    Answering your initial question: you shouldn't override culture initialization. But if would need - I would definitely go for base class.

    #119528 Mar 29, 2015 14:34
  • Member since: 2007

    No it is on the same top domain, just switching url and cookie value. Any other idea? yes i shouln't have to override culture initialization. hmm

    #119529 Mar 29, 2015 14:55
  • Member since: 2011

    Do you have strickLanguageRouting attribute on <applicationSettings> element? Which cookie you change and what you do this cookie value if it's your own custom cookie?

    #119591 Mar 30, 2015 17:14
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