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Re: How to handle multi lingual capability

database multiple languages

For starters, I think you would want to utilize the xml:lang attribute
in the XML documents - in other words, repeat the text in the multiple
languages as needed and mark them accordingly.  For example (pardon my
lack of French):

   <Text xml:lang="fr">French goes here</Text> 
   <Text xml:lang="it">Italiano e' qui</Text> 
   <Text xml:lang="en">English goes here</Text> 

Next, you would create an XSLT stylesheet to select the proper element
based on the language:

<xsl:stylesheet version = '1.0' 

<xsl:template match="Text"> 
               <xsl:when test='lang("fr")'> 
                    <xsl:Text>French version: </xsl:Text> 
               <xsl:when test='lang("it")'> 
                    <xsl:Text>Italian version: </xsl:Text> 
               <xsl:when test='lang("en")'> 
                    <xsl:Text>English version: </xsl:texT> 
          <xsl:value-of select="."/> 

Hope that helps,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

subramiyam m wrote:
> Hello,
> I have to develop a system that is for the Middle East geography and my customer wants to have english and arabic interfaces to be available for the application we are building.
> We are using Microsoft HTCs - edit sheet, list sheet, dynamic table etc - sql 2000 and features supported by the database server for xml queries etc. We have style sheets and use XSLT.
> I want to know how to handle multi lingual needs of the customer. i want to be able to have a language switch button that would toggle the presentation - text mostly - of the user interface.
> suggestions on how to do this and if any examples are available that you know.
> Thank you
> -Murthy
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