[TYPO3-english] Multi-language / country related question

Katja Lampela katja.lampela at lieska.net
Tue Nov 4 21:20:41 CET 2008

Hi David,
I'm no professional on this, but just a thought: if you would use the 
one tree approach 
and you would use translations of pages and other records - I guess 
there can be also pages with only one language which wouldn't be the 
default language. This way you could share if needed and still make 
individuality in different languages.

I suppose the problem would be how to show not-translated shared content 
and simultaneously not to show not-wanted not-translated content. If it 
is not in the system already, I'm sure an extension could do the trick.

- Katja

David Vandemaele kirjoitti:
> Hello,
> I have a customer who wants an international site in +20 languages.
> He also wants to have the possibility to use subdomains (for example: 
> poland.example.com, belgium.example.com). These subdomains will 
> contain 65% of the content of international site, but then translated, 
> and 35% that can be different from country to country (or in this 
> case, from subdomain to subdomain). In the future, those 35% can 
> increase. If content on the international sites changes, those changes 
> need to be reflected on the subdomains as well.
> Example:
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> [International site www.example.com, translated in +20 languages]
> - Index
> - Item1 (subpages 1.1, 1.2, 1.3)
> - Item2 (subpages 2.1, 2.2)
> - Item3
> [Belgium belgium.example.com, referenced content is the same as the 
> translated content on the international site]
> - Index (Reference to page content of 'Index' on international site, 
> but translated)
> - Item1 (Page content should be a copy/reference of the page content 
> of Item1 on the international site)
> - Item2 (Only the content of subpage 2.2 is referenced, the other page 
> has different content)
> - Item3 (Reference/copy of the content of Item3 on the international 
> site)
> [And so on for +30 countries]...
> It looks like I need an overlay mechanism for a subdomain so it could 
> contain shared content (references to the international site) and own 
> national content.
> Can anybody point me to the right direction?
> I think I'll need a tree for each subdomain and a tree for the 
> international site. But how can I avoid manually creating a reference 
> for each common content element?
> Maybe there are other solutions for this kind of problem?
> Best regards,
> David V.

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