Bug #8623

Translation bar not appearing when Chinese added to user interface

Added by Dan Gillean almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Status:DuplicateStart date:06/30/2015
Priority:MediumDue date:
Assignee:Mike Gale% Done:


Target version:Release 2.3.0
Google Code Legacy ID: Tested version:2.2
Sponsored:No Requires documentation:


Originally reported in the user forum by Martin Holmes: https://groups.google.com/d/topic/ica-atom-users/ZhEuRfNj6WM/discussion

Confirmed by Mike G in local testing.

  • Add descriptions in English
  • In Admin > Settings > i18n, add Chinese
  • Rebuild search index
  • Switch interface to Chinese
Resulting error
  • Translation bar does not appear
Expected result
  • Translation bar appears
  • Users can make local interface translations, as well as content translations, in Chinese

Related issues

Duplicates Access to Memory (AtoM) - Bug #2912: adding an unsupported language can have no effects, inclu... New


#1 Updated by Tim Hutchinson almost 7 years ago

The more general ticket seems to be #2912, add an unsupported language.
A more general case re the translation bar is described in #3730 (merged with #2912). It's not just Chinese - it seems to be any language that doesn't have a messages.xml file.

I assume this is what the documentation is referring to, at least in part:
"If a user selects a language that is not currently supported (i.e., where the content has not yet been translated through Transifex), AtoM will refresh the settings screen without implementing any changes."

#2 Updated by Dan Gillean almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Duplicate

Ahh, thanks for finding that, Tim. I'm going to copy your comments where relevant to #2912, and mark this ticket as a duplicate as well.

#3 Updated by Dan Gillean almost 7 years ago

  • Duplicates Bug #2912: adding an unsupported language can have no effects, including failure of translation bar to appear. added

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