Jun 14, 2006, 8:41 AM
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Tips wanted - translating website from English to another language dynamically.
You seem a knowledgeable bunch, so I wondered if you had some ideas for me. I'm after the elegant and/or industry-standard way to do this:
I have a site which has three sub-domains, each running essentially the same stuff from the same code, but each for a different 'customer'. The problem is, one of the sub-domains is for a Norwegian group, and the chap running it is keen for it to be in Norwegian (apparently some of them are too lazy to learn English ). What I want to do is to give users a selection of flags to click on to select their language, which is stored as a cookie (easy enough so far).
Where it becomes tricky is generating the content. I don't want to translate each script manually (or rather, I don't want my Norwegian chum to do so) - I'd rather find a way of translating it online, one phrase at a time (by clicking a link in situ?).
I have some really poor ideas for this, but I thought I'd ask the question before barking any louder up the wrong tree.