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Re: Forums depending on users language

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You can set up as many forums as you want right now, one for each language your site caters to, and then add sub-forums to those for whatever it is each forum is for. Not sure how that would be any different than what's being discussed here or from what any of the supporters of this idea have brought forward.
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Re: Forums depending on users language

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The languages in the UCP will only affect the UCP and forums with undefined languages.
If most users speak all three languages, why do you need to change the languages?
Most users speak between 2 or 3 languages... not all of them!!
All Forums will have a language attribute. Now, if you are a guest on a phpBB forum, and the default language is English - if you are viewing a RTL language (Arabic, Hebrew), the text layout will be very uncomfortable for reading.
post content is not translated so the only change would be in the non-dynamic (static) text.
The main change is in the CSS, and for example: if you are reading German, isn't it nicer if the button on the page will be all in German, and not mixed languages?

Try reading English with the board language set to Arabic - You will understand what i mean. Create an HTML page and wrap inside a <div style="direction:rtl;text-align:right;"></div> a paragraph, you'l see what i mean...
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Re: Forums depending on users language

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How is any of that relevant? If the language is installed correctly, including the language's imageset, everything should work just fine if the user has the Arabic language set as their language in their profile. What you are describing could be addressed by having a drop-down to select the guest's language. Adding database columns and functionallity to handle a new column seems like overkill for something that can be handled through a drop-down.
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Re: Forums depending on users language

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If you set your language to English on a "multilingual" forum (example: English (LTR) and Arabic (RTL)), each time you move from place to place you'll have to change your settings... (if working with one board..)

No Drop-downs required. Board Language is determined by the current forum's language attribute (All users & guests).
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Re: Forums depending on users language

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Create open groups.
Set so that only members of those specific groups can view those forums in the forum list.
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Re: Forums depending on users language

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There is no point to display a forum in English when the content is Arabic.
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