When local module is enabled and I add a new language, swtich to that language but have not set a message text for that language in my message_type messages will have an empty text. Wouldn't it make sence to enable the support for "undefined messages". Users could enter undefined messages (or chose a translated text in the message type as undefined) and this message will be shown if the text for the current active language has no text set (returns '').

#14 message_field_undefined-lang.2006702-14.patch1.36 KBDevin Carlson
PASSED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 69 pass(es).
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#5 message_field_undefined-lang.2006702-5.patch500 bytespaolomainardi
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Category:feature» support
Status:Active» Fixed

You can auto-copy those undefined language to the new language via admin/config/system/message

I see but if a user adds a new language and has not in mind to change these messages, it would be more user friendly if he will not receive an empty message but a message in a default language. Or am I wrong with that?

Thanks for that, this is the right issue

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@Amitaibu: What's wrong with attached patch ?

From what i can understand, using my patch you can have for free:

1) A "global" configuration for all untranslated fields
2) Localized fields just when you need to have it

Right now, you are forced to "translate" (using the copy function) for every active language.

> Right now, you are forced to "translate" (using the copy function) for every active language.

Since this is just one click of a button, and is more correct (when you enable locale, each message has a language), I think we can keep as is.


I disagree, this is how locale.module works:

* Implements hook_form_BASE_FORM_ID_alter().
function locale_form_node_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state) {
  if (isset(
$form['#node']->type) && locale_multilingual_node_type($form['#node']->type)) {
$form['language'] = array(
'#type' => 'select',
'#title' => t('Language'),
'#default_value' => (isset($form['#node']->language) ? $form['#node']->language : ''),
'#options' => array(LANGUAGE_NONE => t('Language neutral')) + locale_language_list('name'),
// Node type without language selector: assign the default for new nodes
elseif (!isset($form['#node']->nid)) {
$default = language_default();
$form['language'] = array(
'#type' => 'value',
'#value' => $default->language
$form['#submit'][] = 'locale_field_node_form_submit';

+1 for the patch, thanks for sharing!

Status:Fixed» Needs review

Re-opening. I'm not sure about it, but would like to hear others

Ok, thanks Amitaibu.

Status:Needs review» Needs work

The last submitted patch, message_field_undefined-lang.2006702-5.patch, failed testing.

I don't understand why SimpleTest fails with "message_type_create() undefined function" and so on.

Version:7.x-1.8» 7.x-1.x-dev
Category:support» task
Status:Needs work» Needs review
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An updated patch to use locale_language_list().

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Even though I had the patch from #14 (included in the commons makefile) I still say empty email messages as #0. The patch from #1782134: Translatable fields: Not overriding language-none values with empty default-language values worked for me.