Language auto choose,----->Let the guest choose language.

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Language auto choose,----->Let the guest choose language.

Post by textilebbs » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:21 am

Do PHPBB3 have this features?

If the guest's explore language is English,the BBS default language will be

English.
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Re: Language auto choose,

Post by th23 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:28 am

When I looked in that part of the code last time... this auto choose was a fall back option (when user has not specified any language it checks if an installed lang pack matches the browser setting)

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Re: Language auto choose,

Post by textilebbs » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:36 am

th23 wrote: When I looked in that part of the code last time... this auto choose was a fall back option (when user has not specified any language it checks if an installed lang pack matches the browser setting)

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It is great!Could you tell me which file include this feature?

I'm very interested in this!

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Re: Language auto choose,

Post by Uchiha Nick » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:37 am

th23 wrote: When I looked in that part of the code last time... this auto choose was a fall back option (when user has not specified any language it checks if an installed lang pack matches the browser setting)

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well, my browser is english, and i am dutch. most people dont bother to set their browser language.

although the idea is nice, it probably wont work. ( i am one of those persons, who is either to lazy to tweak their browser, or simply dont give :), i for one am both )
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Re: Language auto choose,

Post by .vash » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:15 am

Uchiha Nick wrote: well, my browser is english, and i am dutch. most people dont bother to set their browser language.


though I agree with you that a lot of people might not care, I remember there are still people which do not speak english fluently and love to use programs/websites which offer their native language. Especially when they are unexperienced in using computers, such a feature might be the key to keep a visitor on your board/site.

Of course there will not be a lot of users who care about, because there are few multilingual boards (at least I don't know any). Nevertheless this is one little detail which might become important when comparing bulletin boards in a special situaiton.
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Re: Language auto choose,

Post by Eelke » Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:56 am

I think it's not so much about people not caring, but much more about not knowing about the option to select a preferred language in a browser. I myself didn't know about it until I very recently implemented a multi-lingual site in Joomla and didn't quite understand why I would consistently get to the English version of the site upon first visit of the site, eventhough I had selected Dutch to be the "default" language in the backend of the site. I have the English version of Firefox (somehow I don't like my computer trying to speak Dutch to me, with somethimes very crude translations), and a friend, who I knew was using the Dutch version of Firefox, telling me she did get Dutch right away, put me on the right track.

So, I suppose that this is really just an issue for freaks like me who like their browser in English, but want to see their native language when visiting a website, when available. Looks like Uchiha Chick is the same kind of freak ;), and I think we have a lot more of them here in Holland.

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Re: Language auto choose,

Post by th23 » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:12 am

Hey, should be no problem for you either... Use the English Firefox version and put the preferred language setting (in the browser) to Dutch (or what ever language is preferred) :D

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Re: Language auto choose,

Post by textilebbs » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:03 am

I want to set up a BBS for the people in our city.Most of them speak Chinese,But some of

them speak English.and some of them speak both.

If Language can auto choose,it will help them to register and communion with other person

which can speak English either.

actally ,It will be TOP 1 forum in our city.

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Re: Language auto choose,

Post by Eelke » Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:13 pm

th23 wrote: Hey, should be no problem for you either... Use the English Firefox version and put the preferred language setting (in the browser) to Dutch (or what ever language is preferred) :D

I know it can be done, since I have ;) It was just that I never knew about the option until I slammed into it face first :) Had I been a little less knowledgeable on Internet and web browsing, I might not have realised this was actually a setting I could manipulate myself. Instead, I would just have clicked the little Dutch flag everytime I came to the site, and be annoyed for a few seconds every time I came to the site :)

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Re: Language auto choose,

Post by redhair » Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:50 am

Coppermine photo gallery, another great open source project has that feature where it looks at the browser lingo, and then switches to that.

Funny thing is, I hate it since I want it all in English .. even though I'm Dutchy as well :)
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