1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 2, 2008 11:55 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Best way to build a bilingual site?

    Level 7
      What would be the smartest way to do a bilingual site? Have two distinct
      copies of every HTML file, or offer both languages in the same HTML file and
      running "if/then" checks at every text instance?


        • 1. Re: Best way to build a bilingual site?
          Level 7
          > What would be the smartest way to do a bilingual site? Have two distinct
          > copies of every HTML file, or offer both languages in the same HTML file
          > and running "if/then" checks at every text instance?

          If you are staffed and committed enough to ensure that all pages will be
          translated and updated in tangent, then the best route is to implement a CMS
          that can handle localization and, probably, workflow to ensure all content
          is updated in synch.

          If not, then it probably makes sense to separate out the translated sections
          into their own areas and updated however the rest of the site is being
          updated.

          -Darrel