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From Sjur Nørstebø Moshagen <>
Subject Q: Further i18n and ISO 639-2 support
Date Thu, 04 Mar 2004 12:02:28 GMT

I am developing a site using Forrest (0.5.1, which is eventually to 
become multilingual. To that I have a few questions:

1) I have read the archives and the discussion on #FOR-18, and 
understand that menus and tabs can now be i18n-ed. What is still not 
clear is how to serve different content (ie language versions): 
Can/should I use the Cocoon i18n features without any further ado, or 
is there more to do for Forrest?

2) One thing is still missing: a div with language selections for the 
user. Selecting a language should set a session language and/or cookie, 
thus overriding any browser/httpd negotiation selection. As is 
mentioned in the #FOR-18 discussion, this is needed for users that does 
not know how to set browser languages (or in cases where it is not 
possible to set the wanted language), or when using a "foreign" 
computer at a cafe or similar. This div should be on/off by a 
forrest/site setting, thus available for users needing it.

3) all examples I have seen, and all documentation refers to ISO 639-1 
codes (two letters) only. The site I am developing will serve several 
languages that do not have two-letter codes, only three-letter ISO 
639-2 codes. Will such codes be handled equally well, or will the 
additional letter brake any Forrest/Cocoon/Java/httpd code?

Sjur N. Moshagen

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