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

David Vandemaele vd2m at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 7 08:36:16 CET 2008

Katja Lampela schreef:
> Hi David,
> I'm no professional on this, but just a thought: if you would use the 
> one tree approach 
> (http://typo3.org/documentation/tips-tricks/multi-language-sites-in-typo3/) 
> 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.

Ye, that will be the problem. Every page is translated, but for a 
national, the same page can be different from the translated 
international page. For example, the contact page on the international 
site will be translated in Spanish, Russian, Italian, etc...., but the 
nationals (with the same Language ID) will have a different contact page 
instead of the translated one. And at this moment, I can't find a 
solution for this.
That's also the reason why I thought of the multiple tree method, but 
with references to the shared content in the one tree method.

Looking further. And thx for your reply.

David V.

> - 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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