Overview of a multilingual siteAdded by IBM | Edited by IBM on May 13, 2014 | Version 8 (Show original)
|A multilingual site consists of content that is localized to support multiple audiences with different languages. Your multilingual site consists of a set of localized and regionalized sub-sites, including a single base site.
Types of sites
The base site
- The base site defines the site structure and contains the shared content that will be translated.
- Some base sites are continually updated, and fresh translations are made.
- Other base sites are created once, and used as templates for new sites in other languages.
- In most cases, the entire content and structure of a base site are replicated to a translated site.
- In some cases, only a subset of the original base site is reused on the translated site.
Translated Regional Sites
- A regional site is similar to a translated site, but involves no translation.
- Regional sites reuse content from a base site, but the content is updated for each region. For example, different states in a single country.
No base-locale sites
- These type of sites both reuse and update content from a base site, but also translates the updated content.
Mixed language sites
- In this type of site, content is written separately in different sites for different languages, but then synchronized and translated to all the sites and languages.
Parent topic: IBM Web Content Manager Multilingual Solution
- This type of site includes content written in multiple languages, but stored in a single site.
- Content is grouped by category, not language.