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Hi there I'm really confused about this because Brian gave two answers in september to this, but they appear to be quite different.

I need to add graphic buttons of my own that change according to language.

Can someone update on this please !!! I'm desperate here..

So ok--it's to do with $langid.

But this is what Brian said in 1 answer and I followed these instructions to no avail...

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STS supports the default OSC language settings, and you can further control how your template displays images by using the $langid variable in your file names.

 

For example, if you want a button that says "Shopping Cart" in various languages, in your template file where you would normally have

 

<img src="images/cart_button.gif"> (or whatever you call it)

 

change it to be

 

<img src="images/cart_button-$langid.gif">

 

and then create the graphics $cart_button-1.gif for English, $cart_button-2.gif for German, $cart_button-3.gif for French, etc. The numbers should match the LANGID variables in your database.

 

Hope this helps.

 

- Brian

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But this is what Brian said in 2 answer...

 

You could do this, just have the graphics in the menu as button1-$langid.gif", button2-$langid.gif etc.

 

The graphics would then appear in whatever language you want, and they would go to the same URL/links regardless of the language, since OSC is multi-language by default.

 

Of course, if you really want a different language for each page, just make your links like <a href="thispage-$langid.html"> or <a href="thatspage-$langid.php"> or whatever you want.

 

- Brian

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So, can someone please boil this down and simplify this?

which one is correct---I can't get either working. Why? has something changed?The first explanation on how to do this does not work.

 

is it :'(

button1-$langid.gif

cart_button-$langid.gif

and wher should the graphics go?

 

thanks for your help on this.

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How to change custom made images according to language in STS::language specific graphics...

 

ok----it took a while but I found the answer, so if anyone needs I hope they find this.

 

1. add the following code somewhere at the top in sts_user_code.php

 

$template['langid'] = $languages_id;

 

2 .Then in your sts_template.html file, each button's HTML IMAGE tag must go something like this:

 

<img src="mytemplate/mybutton$langid.gif">

 

Then you could create mybutton1.gif, mybutton2.gif and mybutton3.gif, one for each language...put them in your template file.

 

example;

1 is for english

2 is for spanish

3 is for, etc.

these numbers at the end are the language id numbers, you can find them in your database, or just look closely in the urls when editing in admin/localisation/languages for instance....

 

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this is just a breakdown of another post I found.

it's getting hard to find some things in these forums these days !!

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