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Using multilingual to run two english versions?

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  1. UI Crew
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    03 Dec 2007
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    Hi,

    Doing my head over this for days... want to run 2 sites very similar in the same language sharing the same database. Looked at a couple of options like share database and sharing just content but it looks like I am after the features offered in the multilingual capability. I say this because both sites need to very similar minus some pages in the second site and a few odd changes to content. But news, blogs, lists etc will be the same. There is a small comms team so I would like it to be easy for them and update all in the one admin interface. I thought I could default one site to one language and the other to the other one and I'd be in business.

    Spun up a site with english and french to confirm... looks promising BUT I don't think it is possible to run 2 english versions this way by the looks of it? I change the fr to en-AU so in the config it had "en, en-AU" (sites are in Australia). But returning to the admin interface it just has "English" in the language drop down and not both "English" and "English (Australia)" as I had hoped.

    Can this be done or am I off my rocker?

    Cheers,

    Seth
  2. Slavo
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    04 Dec 2007
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    Hello Seth Cleaver,

    In order to have different versions for Australian and English, you have to enable the support for specific cultures in web.config. This is done through the allowSpecificCultures property of the <localization> element like this:

    <localization defaultProvider="Sitefinity" persistenceMode="PathPrefix" allowSpecificCultures="true" > 
    ... 
    </localization> 

    However, this only works for pages. We haven't tested it for generic content and other modules and you are likely to experience errors with them. Unfortunately, for the moment there is no way you can use specific cultures with these modules. We will put implementing this on our todo list for the future. Please excuse us for the inconvenience.

    Greetings,
    Slavo
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  3. UI Crew
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    Hi Salvo,

    I think that is actually exactly what I want - I only need the functionality for pages not content.

    Thanks heaps,

    Seth

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