Multilingual Site

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Multilingual Site

Overview

Bizagi Sites lets you enable multiple languages through Multilingual Site so site users can choose the language they want for texts on the site. When enabling Multilingual Site, you need to translate the all onscreen text, including labels of controls, to each language you want to make available. You will need to perform continuous maintenance as your site grows or changes, and new or different onscreen texts appear.

 

To set up a Multilingual Site you must add an additional language to your site’s main language. Once the multilingual features are activated, you can choose to add as many languages as you need to. 

 

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This feature replicates all controls in all languages. When you add a new control after defining the languages of your site, it will be visible on all the available languages. Keep in mind that this new control will need to have its contents translated.

 

Getting started

To set up your site as multilingual, select the Multilingual site option from the Settings menu.

 

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A window appears introducing you to the Multilingual site wizard. This wizard has four steps:

1.Information: briefly describes the usefulness of the Multilingual site tool.

2.Main language: allows you to select your site's default language and a flag to represent it.

3.Additional language: allows you to select an additional language for your site and a flag to represent it.

4.Summary: displays a list of the languages you have selected for your site. It also offers you the possibility to add more languages to the multilingual site you are configuring.

 

The first step of the wizard (Information) explains that Multilingual site is a tool that helps you translate your site to different languages without modifying its design, allowing you to reach a wider audience. Click Next to continue with the Main language step.

 

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In the second step of the wizard (Main language) you must select your site's default language and a flag to represent it. Bizagi offers a variety of flags and languages to choose from, including English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

 

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Bear in mind that once you choose a main language for your site, you cannot change nor delete it.

 

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Once you are done click Next to advance to the Additional language step.

The wizard displays a form where you select the second language for your site and a flag to represent it.

 

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When you are done selecting this language and its flag click Next.

The last step of the wizard shows a Summary of the languages and flags selected. Notice also that there is a Add new language button that allows you to add more than two languages (those that you have already selected) to your site.

 

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If you want your site to be bilingual only, click the Save button to close the wizard and finalize the configuration of your multilingual site.

 

When you click this button, the Additional language step's window opens once more for you to select a third language. Click the Save button to add the selected language to your site.

 

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Finally, the Multilingual site settings open for you to manage your site's languages. The options available include adding a new language, enabling/disabling a language, and configuring a language preferences.

 

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Close the wizard by clicking Save. A message confirming that now your site is multilingual must appear at the the bottom left corner of your screen.

 

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Multilingual site settings

Once your site is configured as as multilingual site, the currently-active language appears on the ribbon with the identifying flag visible. To access the language settings, click the flag and select Multilingual settings.

 

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A window appears where you can manage your site's languages. The options available include adding a new language, enabling/disabling a language, and configuring a language preferences.

 

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Language preferences

To further personalize your language settings, click the three dot menu next to the language. When the selected language is not the default language, the following options appear: Change flag, Culture options, and Delete.

 

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When you click Change flag, the language label changes to a dropdown list that shows the available flags. Select the flag that you prefer and click Save to keep your changes and close the window.

 

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When you click Culture options, a window appears with the same settings available in preferences.

 

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Adding more languages

To add another language, click the Add a language button located in the upper right corner of the window.

 

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A window appears where you can select a new language for your site. Select the language and a flag to represent it.

 

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Once you are done click Save.

 

Removing languages

To delete a language, click the language's three dot menu and select Delete. The default language cannot be deleted.

 

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A confirmation message appears. To continue, click Delete.

 

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Once a language is deleted, you cannot undo the action. However, you may add that language again.

 

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When you delete all other available languages, your site becomes a regular site again with no multilingual options.

 

Working with a multilingual site

You are in change of translating the contents of your site to each language you want the site to support. To switch between languages click the flag on the ribbon and select the language you wish to work on.

 

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Sites populates the user interface controls and on-screen text for that language. Now you can manage the contents of your controls to provide clear and useful texts in the language you selected.

 

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You can also manage translations for all the controls in your site for all languages from the Sites Translation tool.