Re: How to handle multi lingual capability
Murthy, 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): <MyText> <Text xml:lang="fr">French goes here</Text> <Text xml:lang="it">Italiano e' qui</Text> <Text xml:lang="en">English goes here</Text> </MyText> Next, you would create an XSLT stylesheet to select the proper element based on the language: <xsl:stylesheet version = '1.0' xmlns:xsl='http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform'> <xsl:template match="Text"> <MyText> <xsl:choose> <xsl:when test='lang("fr")'> <xsl:Text>French version: </xsl:Text> </xsl:when> <xsl:when test='lang("it")'> <xsl:Text>Italian version: </xsl:Text> </xsl:when> <xsl:when test='lang("en")'> <xsl:Text>English version: </xsl:texT> </xsl:when> </xsl:choose> <xsl:value-of select="."/> </MyText> </xsl:template> Hope that helps, Joe Chiusano Booz | Allen | Hamilton </xsl:stylesheet> 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 > > _____________________________________________________________ > @ Free email yourname@s... > http://surimail.com > # Send nice ecards 4 every ocassion >> http://suricards.com > ^ Your homepage, no experience needed >>> http://suripages.com > > _____________________________________________________________ > Select your own custom email address for FREE! Get you@y... w/No Ads, 6MB, POP & more! http://www.everyone.net/selectmail?campaign=tag > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl>
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