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By gnosis ·
How does one create web sites with multiple-language versions, especially english-chinese characters without duplicating work? What sort of coding is inserted within HTML?

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by Dushy_ant In reply to Multi-lingual web site ve ...

It's simple.
Just change the font in which the data has to be displayed and so also the data has to be retrieved from another field database field or file.
I dont know how other people do it. But in one of my projects we had to show data in English as well as hindi.So we stored the data in two different files. Asked the user to take his choice and accordingly retrieved data from the respective file and then we just have to change it to Hindi or English Fonts.

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by gnosis In reply to Multi-lingual web site ve ...

I was more looking for the kind of ascii coding that I had to do for the relevant languages. I also understand that there are sometimes software for translation purposes but the grammar tends to be inaccurate, especially for technical writing.

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by Dilbert! In reply to Multi-lingual web site ve ...

Again it depends as to how you are generating the web pages. One option is to use string tables - just embed the pointer to the correct string and use a country flag t odecide which table to extract the data from.

The problem appears when you start using Chinese as the character set is so different to the rest of the world.

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by gnosis In reply to Multi-lingual web site ve ...

Again, I was looking into resources for doing Chinese ascii text, and if I'm not mistaken there are two types of Chinese Characters. Thank you for the responses though.

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by huda In reply to Multi-lingual web site ve ...

why don't u try using unicode character....it is much easier....cause many application support it...

or try this:

add meta tag then setting up your codepage....normal is cp1252 if I am not mistaken....cp1256 for Arabic.

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