Developing Multi lingual Sites RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    I have a requirement where are there are multi-lingual sites in SharePoint 2007 (such as English, German, French, Spanish etc.).
    The basic content will in English (content web parts, lists etc) and authors will be putting all the content. The content will be quite overwhelming in English version.

    Now, it will be towering task to replicate in different languages (German, French, Spanish) and highly monotonous/manual .
    After some research, I found that Microsoft provides a translation tool . In this tool, we can type or enter an URL (such as English) and it will automatic generate the target language (such as German or French or Spanish etc.). It does on the fly.

    Apparently, if we a page which has 4 lists, 5 web parts, then this tool should translate whole content.

    My doubt is, how can this tool into SharePoint with these conditions:

    1) When a German reader this site, he should be able to switch the default language (English) to German through "Select a language" drop down.
    2) Language ("German") is selected, all the contents (lists, webparts) must be translated as well.
    3) This tool should be visible on all the pages on this site.

    Can somebody advice me?
    Thank you.


    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, December 23, 2009 8:50 AM Asking for general advice. Not specifcially a programming question (From:SharePoint - Development and Programming)
    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:52 AM


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