published on 22.08.2020

We talked about rendering dates and the last modification date in the last post. Now, we’ll look into how can we convert month names into another language? I’ve had a similar experience last year with jekyll. The idea is the same, we need to map each month to their version of the preferred language and we need to store this information somewhere. We have data files for that.

1. Create a data file. /data/aylar.yaml

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1: "Ocak"
2: "Şubat"
3: "Mart"
4: "Nisan"
5: "Mayıs"
6: "Haziran"
7: "Temmuz"
8: "Ağustos"
9: "Eylül"
10: "Ekim"
11: "Kasım"
12: "Aralık"

Now, you can access that data by calling {{ .Site.Data.aylar }}.

2. Format date using your data file.

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{{ .Date.Format "02" }} {{ index .Site.Data.aylar (.Date.Format "1")}}, {{ .Date.Format "2006"}}

Remember, 1 means the month in date format. So, the output will be: 22 Ağustos, 2020

That’s it! You can do something similar for weekdays.


If you are curious, {{ .Site.Data.foo }} returns a map and index function returns the resulting value (“Ağustos”) for a given key (“8”).

So, {{ .Site.Data.aylar }} will return map[1:Ocak 10:Ekim 11:Kasım 12:Aralık 2:Şubat 3:Mart 4:Nisan 5:Mayıs 6:Haziran 7:Temmuz 8:Ağustos 9:Eylül] and {{ index .Site.Data.aylar "8" }} return Ağustos.

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