Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#15172 closed (worksforme)

Admin do not translate models.

Reported by: aledr Owned by: nobody
Component: Internationalization Version: 1.2
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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According to Django's docs the above code should show a translated model name in admin but it stills showing its name only in english.

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
from django.db import models
from django.utils.translation import ugettext_lazy as _

# Create your models here.
class Activity(models.Model):
    """This model describes the customer activities."""

    name = models.CharField(_(u'Activity'), max_length=100)
    description = models.CharField(_(u'Description'), max_length=100)

    class Meta:
        verbose_name = _(u'Activity')
        verbose_name_plural = _(u'Activities')

    def __unicode__(self):
        return unicode(

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django.po (1.8 KB) - added by aledr 6 years ago.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by russellm

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The translations don't happen by magic. Using _() just marks a string as available for translation. You then need to use createmessages to generate a local, manually translate all the string, then run makemessages to compile the translations.

If you do all those steps (which are also documented), admin woks as expected.

Changed 6 years ago by aledr

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by aledr

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  • Status changed from closed to reopened

All steps are done according documentation...

Folder 'project/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/' contains: and django.po files.

.po file is attached. As I said, just model names are not translated in Django's admin.


comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by russellm

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

I've tried this myself, and it definitely works as advertised.

Please ask on django-users (either the mailing list or IRC channel) to narrow down the source of your problem. I'm going to guess there's something wrong with your configuration, but Trac isn't the place to narrow down the problem.

If the result of that process determines a specific bug in Django, feel free to reopen this ticket with more details. However, as currently presented, the ticket is incorrect. Admin models *are* translated.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by jacob

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