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RE: bilingual websites

From: Williams Christopher GT/IT <ChristopherWilliams@gwynedd.gov.uk>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 16:00:59 -0000
Message-ID: <EA281D9E8B762E42BED3FD92F902902C4DEF0D@madnt07.gwynedd.rhwydwaith>
To: "Carl W. Brown" <cbrown@xnetinc.com>, <www-international@w3.org>
You are right in saying that most external browsers are set to English.
Still, this is something I want to look into because we have an Intranet
where everyone uses the exact same browser (IE5.5) and I am doing an MSc
on the development of multi-lingual web apps.
Chris Williams

-----Original Message-----
From: Carl W. Brown [mailto:cbrown@xnetinc.com]
Sent: 29 October 2001 17:35
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: RE: bilingual websites

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.

-----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

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
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.
ps. We use IIS

Received on Tuesday, 30 October 2001 11:01:18 UTC

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