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language pack – dynamic translation contextual menu based on user

February 15th, 2007 by

From: Patrik <Patrik discussions microsoft com>
Subject: language pack – dynamic translation contextual menu based on user
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 03:53:00 -0800
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sharepoint.general
 
I have installed successfully a language pack for a MOSS 2007 installation. Now I am able to create sites in another language with all contextual menus translated automatically. How should I achieve that the contextual menus are translated based on the language preferences of the user? Because now, or a site is in language A or in language B. The contextual menus are not translated automatically based on the user preferences.

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From: “Daniel Webster” <daniel dot webster at mindsharp dot com>
Subject: Re: language pack – dynamic translation contextual menu based on user
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:47:08 -0600
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sharepoint.general
 
The context menus are not translated. The site built in a language is built from the templates installed for that language. If you want users to automatically go to the language version of the site depending upon the language preference of their browser, you need to use variations.
 
Variation hierarchies start with empty sites so this should be done before you start building out your sites.
 
Here are two whitepapers by Luca Bandinelli:
 
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/sharepoint/2003/maintain/spmultil.mspx
 
http://office.microsoft.com/download/afile.aspx?AssetID=AM102118421033
 
You may want to check out the chapter on languages and variations in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administrator’s Companion.
 

Daniel Webster
MCT, MCSE: Security + Internet
Mindsharp
www.Mindsharpblogs.com/Daniel

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