[Zope-CMF] Multilingual site with CMF/Plone?
Mon, 10 Feb 2003 23:27:51 +0100
At 09:15 PM 2/10/03, Greg Ward wrote:
>On 10 February 2003, Erik Lange said:
> > And yes - we have succesfully done multilingual sites with default CMF and
> > localiser... but not with Plone.
>Hmm, two good data points. If I may get nosy a moment, have you *tried*
>to create a multilingual site with Plone and failed, or have you simply
>not made the effort yet? If the former, got any advice on what does not
The later...we gave up on using Plone and made our own version of their
presentation-skin... the look is nice, no doubt about that ;-)
If you just want the look of Plone, you can use MMM-skin, from
Basicly there are two ways of doing multilingual content:
1. Create seperate objects for each language
2. Let the content-object hold the various language-versions.
The first is of course the easiest way of doing it, and works fine - we're
having an internal battle at the moment, whether tis is the right way (TM)
of doing it...
The second means, that when people are loking at a pice of content, and
changes the language, the content-piece they're looking at, will also
change to the correct langauge... The problem with this aproach is, what do
you do, if you need the retract a piece of content, to edit the content in
one of it's languages ? If you only need to edit the content in one
language-version, it's not so clever that you need to retract all
language versions for editing...
I believe, that the first way of doing it, need's a relational tool, to
implement the functionallity of the second... we haven't done that yet,
but this would be _the_way_to_do_it_ (TM), IMHO.
Thomas Olsen ( Thomas@mmmanager.org ) has made a version of his CMF
Article, that contains the various langauge-versions in it self (2). It
hasn't been released yet, but I'm sure he'll share the code with you, if