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Multi lingual team site in MOSS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    Does installing Language Packs on MOSS 2007 automatically make sure that the team site is displayed in those languages for users from different regions? I understand that Variations needs to be used only for Publishing sites and not required for Team sites.
    Example, I install Chinese Language pack on MOSS 2007. There is already a team site that was created earlier (and of course will be rendered only in English till now). What I expect is that, when a user from say, America hits the site, the team site is shown in English. When a user from China hits the site, the team site is rendered in Chinese. I have not turned on Variations yet.
    Is the above scenario possible?

    Rgds, N.T.GOPALAKRISHNAN
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, March 7, 2011 8:06 AM Nothing to do with collaboration. Admin question. (From:SharePoint - Collaboration (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Monday, March 7, 2011 7:53 AM

Answers

  • The normal sites in an English copy of SharePoint are in English.

    Sites created after a Chinese Language Pack has been added *if you chose that site template when creating the site* are in Chinese.

    In other words the default page when a SharePoint system is accessed that was created using the English language SharePoint software will always be in English.

    OOTB that's what you have.

    If you want the default page to differ depending on where the user is located who accesses the site, you will need code. Possibly on the default page (so customization) possible smarter (so programming). It's possible (?) that doing clever things with your DNS might achieve this too. But OOTB MOSS 2007, No. 

     


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Monday, March 7, 2011 11:28 AM

All replies

  • Rather than typing out the process, the information contained within this blog entry should help you.

    http://vspug.com/sezai/2007/06/27/setting-up-a-multilingual-moss-2007-farm-english-and-chinese-simplified-websites-running-on-the-same-farm/

    If you've any questions from here, please let us know.

     


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    Monday, March 7, 2011 10:49 AM
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  • Hi Steven,

    The above article talks about creating a site in only one language - If I create a site in Chinese then every user will see the site as Chinese text. What I want is that when a user from America visits the site, he should see the Welcome bar, Site Actions menu etc in English only and for a user from China, they should be rendered in Chinese.

    I want to know if it is OOTB in MOSS 2007 or if not, is there a way to achieve it by any customization.


    Rgds, N.T.GOPALAKRISHNAN
    Monday, March 7, 2011 11:15 AM
  • The normal sites in an English copy of SharePoint are in English.

    Sites created after a Chinese Language Pack has been added *if you chose that site template when creating the site* are in Chinese.

    In other words the default page when a SharePoint system is accessed that was created using the English language SharePoint software will always be in English.

    OOTB that's what you have.

    If you want the default page to differ depending on where the user is located who accesses the site, you will need code. Possibly on the default page (so customization) possible smarter (so programming). It's possible (?) that doing clever things with your DNS might achieve this too. But OOTB MOSS 2007, No. 

     


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Monday, March 7, 2011 11:28 AM
  • But OOTB MOSS 2007, No. 
    That above words answered my question :).
    Rgds, N.T.GOPALAKRISHNAN
    Monday, March 7, 2011 11:37 AM
  • You should however at least look at variations.

    Variations will not change the basic fact that users will go to the same English page but it will at least be possible [I presume - I don't know enough about Variations to be sure] for there to be a Chinese flag on that page so that when users click on that they will get a Chinese language version of the page (provided you have created one - there is no automatic translation include in variations).

    If you have questions on Variations after you have done some basic research on it, please post a new thread with a new title including the word "Variations".

    I'll (as Moderator) lock this particular thread as answered.


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Monday, March 7, 2011 11:50 AM