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Thread began 7/07/2009 3:00 am by office377308 | Last modified 7/07/2009 11:27 am by Ray Borduin | 736 views | 2 replies |

office377308

multiple languages

Hi,
I am new to ecart and I wonder if it is easy to use multiple languages for this. I have seen examples on osCommerce where you can simply click a link and the whole store appears in a different language. It is even possible to show prices in different currencies on the fly.

Is there an easy way for eCart to achieve such a thing?

Thank you

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office377308

or is the best solution ...

... doing two subdirectories, each for one language? What keeps me from doing this is the admin part. I don't want to run into the trap of data redundancy...

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You need data redundancy... since all data will need to be translated into all of the languages you support.

It will never work that you type in one language and it is properly translated into all that you support.

You can maintain a currency conversion rate in your database to calculate currencies or find a third party service for it.

Subdirectories for each language actually makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons. Since any translated data would not be redundant. You could always expose or update more than one table or use one database table for content for the admin section so that data is never truly redundant in the user experience or database regardless of front end directory structure.

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