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deleting languages


Emmett

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Short answer - Yes - If you "remove" the lauguage - you can "add" it back later. It does not delete any files.

 

How ever you may have to re-enter any product info for that lauguage and such that it does not display blank space.

Any changes/addition to your default /includes/<default_lauguage>.php will have to be added/changed in the reinstalled/added one(s). And if you added and MODs/Contributions - you may have to copy and change any lauguage files/enties added into you default one.

 

 

Good Luck

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See this thread for how to disable unwanted languages.

 

Note this shows how to remove the ability to use ALL other lauguages (restrict to ONE lauguage only) or to force a MANUAL change between lauguages - not how to remove or add a single lauguage.

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^true. But I had big trouble with it till I saw this and I thought it might be useful. If he doesn't need it, he won't use it.

 

And you can reverse it easily enough . . .

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jpf wrote:

How ever you may have to re-enter any product info for that lauguage and such that it does not display blank space.

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Currently I have an empty oscommerce. I'm ready to enter categories and then product.

 

Do I have to enter product info in a language that I do not speak or read?

Do I just type the info in english and the software will convert it on the fly if someone wants to view in that language?

example:

en book

de book

es book

 

Thanks

Emmett

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As I understand it, you have the enter the product info in that language, eg you would enter the Spanish and German words for book.

 

But I have disabled them for the time being so I haven't actually done it.

 

When I eventually put them back in (a couple years down the line) I will pay someone do to the translations for me. My German is basic and my Spanish is non-existent.

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You are absolutely correct about the language text.

I just did a few filling in the de and es with english and the result when

switching languages while viewing product is english.

It's a WYSIWYG situation.

 

Thank You

Emmett

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Do I have to enter product info in a language that I do not speak or read?

Do I just type the info in english and the software will convert it on the fly if someone wants to view in that language?

example:

en book

de book

es book

 

Thanks

Emmett

 

You should use the lauguage that the majority of your target customer will use. English is a must for most sites - then add any local lauguages that are in use in your country. In North America - I would suggest add Spanish and French (in addtion to English) if your selling into lower USA and Mexico and upper USA and Canada.

 

Sorry there is NO automatic translations of your inputed text (way too inaccurate) besides it would bloat OSC and add several/tens of megabites or more to install this for each lauguage....

 

You can use a online traslator for small/short text. Convert it both way to check that it did not mangle it. I use Systransoft.com . Helps to know the basics of a laugauge - even if you DON'T know how to read/speak it.

 

 

When you "install" a lauguage - it will change all the "default" text though your whole site. Prompts and text heading and such.... But not your products. When you modify/add - it will prompt for product name and discription for EACH lauguage you have activated. If you change any of the default text in your site you will have to do that in the other lauguages also...

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