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Internationalization (Cached)

Internationalization (i18n)

Overview
Use this page to configure your site’s base language and multilingual/internationalization settings.

To access
Click the i18n icon on the Admin Panel
or Access http://example.org/tiki-admin.php?page=i18n



Option Description Default
Default language The site language is used when no other language is specified by the user.
Albanian (Shqip, sq) | Arabic (العربية, ar) | Brazilian Portuguese (Português Brasileiro, pt-br) | Bulgarian (български език, bg) | Catalan (Català, ca) | Croatian (Hrvatski, hr) | Czech (Česky, cs) | Danish (Dansk, da) | Dutch (Nederlands, nl) | English (en) | English British (British English, en-uk) | Farsi (فارسي, fa) | Fijian (fj) | Finnish (Suomi, fi) | French (...
English (en)
Wiki link format Level of special characters acceptable in wiki links for page names. For example: Page éàî
“Strict” includes only basic characters such as a-z and 0-9. A site that uses accented or special characters in page names should not use “strict”.
Complete | Relaxed | Strict
Complete
Default character set for sending mail Specify the character encoding used by Tiki when sending mail notifications.
utf-8 | iso-8859-1
utf-8
Multilingual Enables internationalization features and multilingual support at the site. Disabled
Detect browser language Look up the user’s preferred language through browser preferences. Disabled
Show pages in user’s preferred language When accessing a page which has an equivalent in the user’s preferred language, favor the translated page. Based on the user’s Tiki preferences. Disabled
Users can choose the language of their interface Allow users to change the language of the menus and labels. Enabled
Restrict supported languages Limit the languages made available on the site.
Use Ctrl+Click to select multiple languages.
Disabled
Available languages By default, all languages supported by Tiki are available on multilingual sites. This option allows limiting the languages to a subset.
Albanian (Shqip, sq) | Arabic (العربية, ar) | Brazilian Portuguese (Português Brasileiro, pt-br) | Bulgarian (български език, bg) | Catalan (Català, ca) | Croatian (Hrvatski, hr) | Czech (Česky, cs) | Danish (Dansk, da) | Dutch (Nederlands, nl) | English (en) | English British (British English, en-uk) | Farsi (فارسي, fa) | Fijian (fj) | Finnish (Suomi, fi) | French (...
None
Language inclusion threshold When the number of languages is restricted on the site, and is below this number, all languages will be added to the preferred language list, even if unspecified by the user. However, priority will be given to the specified languages. 3 languages
Display available translations Display list of available languages and offer to switch languages or translate. This appears on wiki pages and articles action buttons. Enabled
Display available translations as dropdown Rather than show a simple icon for listing available languages or translation options, show a more visible drop-down. Disabled
Synchronize page and site language Changing the page language also changes the site language Disabled
Restrict search language by default Only search content that is in the interface language, otherwise show the language menu. Disabled
Translation assistant Track translation operations between pages. Disabled
Urgent translation notifications Allow flagging changes as urgent, so translations are marked with a notice visible to all users. Disabled
Incomplete translation notice When a page is translated to a new language, a notice will automatically be inserted into the page to indicate that the translation is not yet complete. Enabled
Display all languages in a single page List all languages as options in the page-language dropdown list, to see them all at once. Disabled
Quantify change size In addition to tracking the changes, track the change size and display approximately how up-to-date the page is. Disabled
Allow minor edits of wiki pages Minor edits do not flag new content for translation and do not send watch notifications (unless “Watch minor edits” is enabled). Disabled
User watches translations Disabled
Multilingual structures Structures search for equivalent pages in other languages.
May cause performance problems with larger structures.
Disabled
Multilingual tags Permits translation management of tags Disabled
Synchronize multilingual categories Make sure that the categories of the translations are synchronized when modified on any version.
None | Only those specified | All but those specified
None
Synchronized categories List of categories affected by the multilingual synchronization. Depending on the parent feature, this list will be used as a white list (the only categories allowed) or as a black list (all categories allowed except those specified). None
Multilingual dynamic variables Make dynamic variable content language-specific. Disabled
Plugin Translate Translate text to the user language Disabled
Plugin Language Vary content based on the page language Enabled
Plugin Translated Create multilingual links Enabled
Use database for translation Use the database to store the translated strings and allow using interactive translation
Edit, export and import languages
Disabled
Record untranslated strings Keep track of the unsuccessful attemps to translate strings. Disabled
Machine translation Uses machine translation to translate the content of the site to other languages. Note that this feature relies on external services thay may not be free. Google Translate is a paid service. Disabled
Machine translation implementation Select between alternate impementations for machine translation. Depending on the implementation, different API keys may be required.
Google Translate | Bing Translate
None
Google Translate API Key The key must be generated from the Google console. Choose to create a server key. None
Bing Translate Client ID The application must be registered. None
Bing Translate Client Secret The application must be registered. None
Enable machine translation of wiki pages Makes additional languages available to the list of languages on the page. Disabled
Certain pages redirect to homepage when language is changed Disabled
List of pages that redirect List of names of pages that always redirect to the homepage when the language is switched
Separate page names by commas
Disabled

Option Description Default
Default language The site language is used when no other language is specified by the user.
Albanian (Shqip, sq) | Arabic (العربية, ar) | Brazilian Portuguese (Português Brasileiro, pt-br) | Bulgarian (български език, bg) | Catalan (Català, ca) | Croatian (Hrvatski, hr) | Czech (Česky, cs) | Danish (Dansk, da) | Dutch (Nederlands, nl) | English (en) | English British (British English, en-uk) | Farsi (فارسي, fa) | Fijian (fj) | Finnish (Suomi, fi) | French (...
English (en)
Wiki link format Level of special characters acceptable in wiki links for page names. For example: Page éàî
“Strict” includes only basic characters such as a-z and 0-9. A site that uses accented or special characters in page names should not use “strict”.
Complete | Relaxed | Strict
Complete
Default character set for sending mail Default character set for sending mail
utf-8 | iso-8859-1
utf-8
Multilingual Enables internationalization features and multilingual support at the site. Disabled
Detect browser language Look up the user’s preferred language through browser preferences. Disabled
Show pages in user’s preferred language When accessing a page which has an equivalent in the user’s preferred language, favor the translated page. Disabled
Users can change site language Allow users to change the language of the menus and labels. Enabled
Restrict supported languages Limit the languages made available on the site.
Use Ctrl+Click to select multiple languages.
Disabled
Available languages By default, all languages supported by Tiki are available on multilingual sites. This option allows limiting the languages to a subset.
Albanian (Shqip, sq) | Arabic (العربية, ar) | Brazilian Portuguese (Português Brasileiro, pt-br) | Bulgarian (български език, bg) | Catalan (Català, ca) | Croatian (Hrvatski, hr) | Czech (Česky, cs) | Danish (Dansk, da) | Dutch (Nederlands, nl) | English (en) | English British (British English, en-uk) | Farsi (فارسي, fa) | Fijian (fj) | Finnish (Suomi, fi) | French (...
None
Language inclusion threshold When the number of languages is restricted on the site, and is below this number, all languages will be added to the preferred language list, even if unspecified by the user. However, priority will be given to the specified languages. 3
Display available translations Display list of available languages and offer to switch languages or translate. This appears on wiki pages and articles action buttons. Enabled
Display available translations as dropdown Rather than show a simple icon for listing available languages or translation options, show a more visible drop-down. Disabled
Synchronize page and site language Changing the page language also changes the site language Disabled
Restrict search language by default If enabled, only search content that is in the interface language, otherwise show the language menu. Disabled
Translation assistant Track translation operations between pages. Disabled
Urgent translation notifications Allow flagging changes as urgent, so translations are marked with a notice visible to all users. Disabled
Incomplete translation notice When a page is translated to a new language, a notice will automatically be inserted into the page to indicate that the translation is not yet complete. Enabled
Display all languages in a single page List all languages as options in the page-language dropdown list, to see them all at once. Disabled
Quantify change size In addition to tracking the changes, track the change size and display approximately how up-to-date the page is. Disabled
Allow minor edits of wiki pages Minor edits do not flag new content for translation and do not send watch notifications (unless “Watch minor edits” is enabled). Disabled
User Watches Translations User Watches Translations Disabled
Multilingual structures Structures search for equivalent pages in other languages. May cause performance problems with larger structures.
May cause performance problems with larger structures.
Disabled
Multilingual tags Permits translation management of tags Disabled
Synchronize multilingual categories Make sure that the categories of the translations are synchronized when modified on any version.
None | Only those specified | All but those specified
None
Synchronized categories List of categories affected by the multilingual synchronization. Depending on the parent feature, this list will be used as a white list (the only categories allowed) or as a black list (all categories allowed except those specified). None
Multilingual dynamic variables Make dynamic variable content language-specific. Disabled
Plugin Translate Translate text to the user language Disabled
Plugin Language Vary content based on the page language Enabled
Plugin Translated Create multilingual links Enabled
Use database for translation Use the database to store the translated strings and allow using interactive translation
Edit, export and import languages
Disabled
Record untranslated strings Keep track of the unsuccessful attemps to translate strings. Disabled
Machine Translation Uses machine translation to translate the content of the site to other languages. Note that this feature relies on external services thay may not be free. Google Translate is a paid service.
Experimental
Disabled
Machine translation implementation Select between alternate impementations for machine translation. Depending on the implementation, different API keys may be required.
Google Translate | Bing Translate
None
Google Translate API Key The key must be generated from the Google console. Choose to create a server key. None
Bing Translate Client ID The application must be registered. None
Bing Translate Client Secret The application must be registered. None
Enable machine translation of wiki pages Makes additional languages available to the list of languages on the page. Disabled
List of names of pages that always redirect to the homepage when the language is switched List of names of pages that always redirect to the homepage when the language is switched Disabled
Multiple page names may be entered, separated by commas List of names of pages that always redirect to the homepage when the language is switched
Separate page names by commas
Disabled

Option Description Default
Default language The site language is used when no other language is specified by the user.
Albanian (Shqip, sq) | Arabic (العربية, ar) | Brazilian Portuguese (Português Brasileiro, pt-br) | Bulgarian (български език, bg) | Catalan (Català, ca) | Croatian (Hrvatski, hr) | Czech (Česky, cs) | Danish (Dansk, da) | Dutch (Nederlands, nl) | English (en) | English British (British English, en-uk) | Farsi (فارسي, fa) | Fijian (fj) | Finnish (Suomi, fi) | French (...
English (en)
Wiki link format Level of special characters acceptable in wiki links for page names. For example: Page éàî
“Strict” includes only basic characters such as a-z and 0-9. A site that uses accented or special characters in page names should not use “strict”.
Complete | Relaxed | Strict
Complete
Default character set for sending mail Default character set for sending mail
utf-8 | iso-8859-1
utf-8
Multilingual Enables internationalization features and multilingual support at the site. Disabled
Detect browser language Look up the user’s preferred language through browser preferences. Disabled
Show pages in user’s preferred language When accessing a page which has an equivalent in the user’s preferred language, favor the translated page. Disabled
Users can change site language Allow users to change the language of the menus and labels. Enabled
Restrict supported languages Limit the languages made available on the site.
Use Ctrl+Click to select multiple languages.
Disabled
Available languages By default, all languages supported by Tiki are available on multilingual sites. This option allows limiting the languages to a subset.
Albanian (Shqip, sq) | Arabic (العربية, ar) | Brazilian Portuguese (Português Brasileiro, pt-br) | Bulgarian (български език, bg) | Catalan (Català, ca) | Croatian (Hrvatski, hr) | Czech (Česky, cs) | Danish (Dansk, da) | Dutch (Nederlands, nl) | English (en) | English British (British English, en-uk) | Farsi (فارسي, fa) | Fijian (fj) | Finnish (Suomi, fi) | French (...
None
Language inclusion threshold When the number of languages is restricted on the site, and is below this number, all languages will be added to the preferred language list, even if unspecified by the user. However, priority will be given to the specified languages. 3
Display available translations Display list of available languages and offer to switch languages or translate. This appears on wiki pages and articles action buttons. Enabled
Synchronize page and site language Changing the page language also changes the site language Disabled
Restrict search language by default If enabled, only search content that is in the interface language, otherwise show the language menu. Disabled
Translation assistant Track translation operations between pages. Disabled
Urgent translation notifications Allow flagging changes as urgent, so translations are marked with a notice visible to all users. Disabled
Incomplete translation notice When a page is translated to a new language, a notice will automatically be inserted into the page to indicate that the translation is not yet complete. Enabled
Display all languages in a single page List all languages as options in the page-language dropdown list, to see them all at once. Disabled
Quantify change size In addition to tracking the changes, track the change size and display approximately how up-to-date the page is. Disabled
Allow minor edits of wiki pages Minor edits do not flag new content for translation and do not send watch notifications (unless “Watch minor edits” is enabled). Disabled
User Watches Translations User Watches Translations Disabled
Multilingual structures Structures search for equivalent pages in other languages. May cause performance problems with larger structures.
May cause performance problems with larger structures.
Disabled
Multilingual tags Permits translation management of tags Disabled
Synchronize multilingual categories Make sure that the categories of the translations are synchronized when modified on any version.
None | Only those specified | All but those specified
None
Synchronized categories List of categories affected by the multilingual synchronization. Depending on the parent feature, this list will be used as a white list (the only categories allowed) or as a black list (all categories allowed except those specified). None
Multilingual dynamic variables Make dynamic variable content language-specific. Disabled
Plugin Translate Translate text to the user language Disabled
Plugin Language Vary content based on the page language Enabled
Plugin Translated Create multilingual links Enabled
Use database for translation Use the database to store the translated strings and allow using interactive translation
Edit, export and import languages
Disabled
Record untranslated strings Keep track of the unsuccessful attemps to translate strings. Disabled
Machine Translation Uses machine translation to translate the content of the site to other languages. Note that this feature relies on external services thay may not be free. Google Translate is a paid service.
Experimental
Disabled
Machine translation implementation Select between alternate impementations for machine translation. Depending on the implementation, different API keys may be required.
Google Translate | Bing Translate
None
Google Translate API Key The key must be generated from the Google console. Choose to create a server key. None
Bing Translate Client ID The application must be registered. None
Bing Translate Client Secret The application must be registered. None
Enable machine translation of wiki pages Makes additional languages available to the list of languages on the page. Disabled
List of names of pages that always redirect to the homepage when the language is switched List of names of pages that always redirect to the homepage when the language is switched Disabled
Multiple page names may be entered, separated by commas List of names of pages that always redirect to the homepage when the language is switched
Separate page names by commas
Disabled





Internationalization (i18n)

Internationalization in computer science means the process of making a computer program ready to support many languages (have the interface translated in to different languages which the user can select according to his/her preferences, showing content or menus for some languages but not others, etc.).

TIP:
It is often also known as “i18n” (since the word internationalization is quite long, but is the most common word starting with an I, followed by 18 more characters, and ending with an n: i+18+n = “i18n”).

A similar approach was followed with the word localization (the process of making a new translation for a local language in an internationalized software) as “l10n” (= l+10+n).



Overview

Tiki was designed to be multilingual since the beginning and is nowadays translated to over 35 languages. The standard out-of-the-box Tiki installation is designed to work in a multilingual environment. If ever you encounter any problems, please consult with your ISP or server administrator to make sure your database is configured to supports UTF-8 character encoding (which almost certainly the case).

The list and the status of the strings translations for the Tiki interface are updated on: http://tiki.org/i18n. The strings are the messages and the menu labels.

As an administrator, you can build a monolingual site other than an English one or a multilingual site.
As a user, you can view a multilingual site in you favorite language, and have pages translated into other languages. Starting in Tiki2, it is MUCH easier for your community to keep wiki pages updated and synchronized among all translations. Please see: http://wiki-translation.com/Cross+Lingual+Wiki+Engine+Project


More documentation

Alias


doc.tiki.org


Bootstrap

AdminGuide

UserGuide

Keywords

Keywords serve as “hubs” for navigation within the Tiki documentation. They correspond to development keywords (bug reports and feature requests):

Accessibility (WAI and 508)
Accounting (7.x)
Articles and Submissions
Backlinks
Banners
Batch (6.x)
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Blog
Bookmark
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i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
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Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
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Watch
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