I would like to sort ascending translated terms of taxonomy.
I couldn't find the field "Taxonomy term: Name (translated)" in the criteria sorting list.
Any solution or workaround?
Or is that a "feature request" issue?


Status:Active» Closed (won't fix)

It is an Internationalization Views related issue. And I found the following comment in code:
// TODO currently almost impossible, JOIN to i18n_string table needed
'sort' => array(
//'handler' => 'views_handler_sort',
'handler' => 'i18nviews_handler_sort_taxonomy_term_name',

Project:Views» Internationalization Views
Version:7.x-3.3» 7.x-3.x-dev
Component:taxonomy data» Code
Status:Closed (won't fix)» Active

Change project issue list.

Can we hope this can be solved? Which is the limitation, Drupal core, Views?

I am also interested and willing to help fix this issue.

I just fixed something similar for my exposed filters in views : #1312074: Sort exposed translated filters by their value.

until this gets fixed; a PHP Sort can do the trick quite nicely.

global $language;
$term1 = i18n_taxonomy_term_name(taxonomy_term_load($row1->tid), $language->language);
$term2 = i18n_taxonomy_term_name(taxonomy_term_load($row2->tid), $language->language);
if (
$term1 > $term2) return 1;
else return -

Works perfectly - thanks!


Views does come with the ability to display rendered taxonomy terms now (at least in 3.5, dunno when it was introduced). However, the sort handler for ordering by translated taxonomy terms is still missing. For those who find this thread (like me) and only wanna sort by translated taxonomy term (aka rendered), I have made a feature request here: http://drupal.org/node/1866000 - because I think this rather belongs into views. Correct me if I am wrong :-)

I hope this is moving forward a little, since all published work-arounds don't work for me.


FYI - entity translation has gone beta recently and everything works in views much better - including sorting.

I just installed Entity Translation for ability of per exemple translating captions of media images. It works well and I'm very happy with that. Moreover it will probably be upgradable to D8 as it seems to be the future. I was thinking to change to Entity Translation for taxonomy too.
I will do on a test site. But I think at the moment there could be issues with xmlsitemap, ... I will give some news when it is ready.

Hm... I fail to see how Entity Translation helps with the described taxonomy term sorting problem. Isn't Entity Translation not just for ... entities?

Entity translation plus title module (which creates a replacement for the term name which is a field) means that a single tid will have a name_field for each language. So the term's name_field will be available to views in multiple languages. So a view showing name_field {not term name (translated)} will display two rows, one row for each language), add a filter for name_field (= user's current language) sort by name_field and your done. I think going forward entity translation is the way to go...it is much easier to manage translatable fields than two separate entities (node/term) and synchronizing common fields between them. Although, not all the corner cases have quite been worked out yet it Entity Translation is working quite well.

@joel_osc Thanks for that explanation, I appreciate it. Looks like I'll have to play with it a little to find the 'right way'.