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RE: bilingual websites

From: Carl W. Brown <cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 09:35:08 -0800
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FNEHIHOMIIDPDCIFEJEGEELGCKAA.cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Chris,

I don't know that processing the HTTP Accept-Language value will buy you
much.  I think your http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/ bi-lingual home page adds to
this site by making a bi-lingual statement that will put both Welsh and
English readers at ease in that the site will provide a comfortable
environment for them.  An automatic system will probably use the default
settings that come with the browser which is usually English.  Directing a
Welsh speaker to an English home page even if they can switch to Welsh is
probably not a good idea.

I like it the way it is.

Carl
  -----Original Message-----
  From: www-international-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Williams Christopher
GT/IT
  Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 4:01 AM
  To: www-international@w3.org
  Subject: bilingual websites


  Hi,

  We have a website that uses a simple "language menu" that allows the user
to select a language which will then load a new page in that language.

  My question is, can the server automatically send out a page in the
language set in the user's browser preferences.

  I hope this is appropriate for this list.

  Thanks,

  Chris


  ps. We use IIS
Received on Monday, 29 October 2001 12:35:15 GMT

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