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RE: bilingual websites

From: Yves Arrouye <yves@realnames.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 13:37:59 -0800
Message-ID: <7FC3066C236FD511BC5900508BAC86FE4D7E49@trestles.internal.realnames.com>
To: www-international@w3.org
I think it's always nice to obey the language setting for those who did set
it. But I also agree with Car that this is not set that often. I think the
best way is to handle the language setting, and to have, for each language,
a landing page that is in this language along with a visible linked
statement in the other language that can be used to go to the other
language.
 
YA
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Carl W. Brown [mailto:cbrown@xnetinc.com] 
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 9:35 AM
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: RE: bilingual websites
 
Chris,
 
I don't know that processing the HTTP Accept-Language value will buy you
much.  I think your http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/ <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 16:42:09 GMT

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