Language configuration

Here's how to set up different languages.

Languages

The installation comes with three languages and there are more languages to download. The default language is defined the system settings. A different language can be defined in the settings at the top of each page, for example Language: en.

Single language mode

If you want to translate individual web pages, it's okay to use the single language mode. To translate a page, copy and save it under a new name. Define the language at the top of each page, so that the standard language will not be used.

Here's an English page:

---
Title: About us
Language: en
---
Birds of a feather flock together.

A German page:

---
Title: Über uns
Language: de
---
Wo zusammenwächst was zusammen gehört.

A French page:

---
Title: À propos de nous
Language: fr
---
Les oiseaux de même plumage volent toujours ensemble.

Multi language mode

If you want to translate an entire website, it's best to use the multi language mode. Open file system/config/config.ini and change MultiLanguageMode: 1. Go to your content folder and create a new folder for each language. Here's an example:

Screenshot

The first screenshot shows the folders 1-en, 2-de and 3-fr. This gives you the URLs http://website/ http://website/de/ http://website/fr/ for English, German and French. Here's another example:

Screenshot

The second screenshot shows the folders 1-en, 2-de, 3-fr and default. This gives you the URLs http://website/en/ http://website/de/ http://website/fr/ and a home page http://website/ that automatically detects the visitor's language.

To show a language selection, you can create a page that lists available languages. This provides visitors the possibility to choose any language. You can add a link somewhere on your website, for example in the footer.

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