Articles by author Alex

FE-Plugin with multilingual TYPO3

I always forget how to force a frontend plugin to display the texts localized through $this->pi_getLL($key).

This is how it works:

class tx_extkey_piX extends tslib_pibase {
   function main() {
      $this->sys_language_uid = (int) t3lib_div::_GP('L');

Symfony Latin - UTF-8 problem

I'm currently getting into the Symfony framework and I can definitly say that I like it.

But as my site was finished after only some hours I had a problem concerning the display of special characters like the umlauts (ä, ö, ü) aso. I don't use a database created by SF/Propel but use an existing one with latin1_* encoding (the default TYPO3 db encoding). Unfortunatly all umlauts where displayed as questionmark so I started finding an solution. The characters are fuzzy because they were not correctly returned by propel. I tried all configuration directives I found (setting the encoding of the connection to utf-8 aso) but nothing worked.
Finally I found a snippet that fixes the problem for me: Setting UTF-8 for Propel with MySQL tables and now everything is just fine!