Multi-lingual user interface for all users RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I am inserting the Q here, because i am not sure and maybe there is a simple and native way of doing this.

    The multilingual user interface seems to provide us a lot of good, so each user can view the same site in the language of his will. (well, what language pack is installed...)
    But now i have an English site template .wsp file and i want all users to see the site in other language. It is complicated template and hard to redo in other language. I am looking for a simple way how to push it for all users, either by native UI or powershell or other way. I am trying to prevent from going through 200 users and setting their preffered language...

    Thank you for any suggestion.


    Monday, July 19, 2010 9:23 AM


All replies

  • I haven't played with the new multi-lingual features in 2010 yet.  Have you heard of a product called PointFire by Ice&Fire?  It uses a HttpModule to translate all the default text in the selected language.  It even has the ability to use a SharePoint list and translate additional configurable words.


    Brian Bedard, MCTS - pioneeringsharepoint.blogspot.com - Twitter:@tigertoy

    Monday, July 19, 2010 6:20 PM
  • Hi Marian,

    SharePoint 2010 have a lot of improvements on localization (multilingual user interface). You have to install another language, enable this language on site and then the users can select the interface language.

    I have to links (sorry, they are on spanish) about this feature.




    Alberto Diaz Martin twitter://@adiazcan | http://geeks.ms/blogs/adiazmartin
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:50 AM
  • Hi,

    I have not replied yet, because what you wrote i already know as i explain in my original post, question.

    Albert, the problem is lets say you have 500 users and they are not able to do it themselves (change language), or you dont want (me, i do not want them doing it by themselves), so how do i make all users look at the page in other language, lets say all users in user profiles to see the English site in Czech or SPanish or whatever.

    I have those extra language packs installed, all workes fine, but now i would have to go one by one by each and every user to set it up. Thats not fun. Looking for an easier way how to do it.


    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:55 PM