How to change MonthNames or add a new language when using kartik datepicker

Hi everyone,

Is it possible to implement (1) a new language or (2)re-name months when using Datepicker provided by Kartik ?

(1) It seems that most of the locales languages are located in /vendor/bower/jquery-ui/ui/i18n . But does someone know exactly which files is needed and where do they need to be dropped?

(2) I saw there are some options monthNames and short monthNames but it seems we can’t use them when having karmic datepicker.

Thanks for reading and your help.

What do you want to achieve?

Hi evstevemd,

Thank you for your reply.

I would like to make a datepicker based on the french calendar (republican calendar) which existed from ~1792-1806.
It was a bit particular as :

  • years were reset to year I, II, III… XIV (using Roman counter).
  • months’ names were different that the ones we know now. (Vendémiaire, Brumaire, etc…)
  • days went from 1 to 30 for each months.

I guess changing the counting system for years and days would be hard and maybe there are some workaround for those like starting from year 1 and greyed out all 31st of each month but it doesn’t seem to be very clean…

So for me the easy way would be to change months’ name only.

If it is not standard as of today am afraid you are all on your own

This problem is more related to the bootstrap datepicker than to Yii2.

But have a look at this StackOverflow answer: This seems to solve your problem.

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If you (and your app’s users) are satisfied with changing months’ names only, then @bpanatta’s suggestion looks reasonable to me.

But I would probably want to use a set of 3 dropdown lists (for year, month and day) rather than a single date picker for the input, because you have to deal with a special kind of calendar which is quite different from the current one. I don’t think it’s possible to input the 30th day of the 2nd month using a date picker meant for Gregorian Calendar.

Sorry for the late reply. Corona hitted and I had to put my project on stand-by.

The solution proposed made it !
Thank you to all of you.