We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Writing website in Mandarin and Arabic


HighTower

Likes # 0

I've written a website in PHP / mySQL which is a database driven multi language site. On arrival you are presented the content in English, but changing the country flag at the top shows the content in that language. You can also access different languages by adding /fr, /de, /es etc at the end of the domain name. The scripting sees this and returns the language version accordingly.

It's all controlled from one CMS, and the content for the site is all dynamically driven - there are no language specific pages, they are all the same pages drawing in different content.

For European languages this all works very well. However, looming on the horizon I can see Arabic and Mandarin versions coming. This is all new to me and they are quite different from anything I've done before.

Has anyone any experience of this? It's more of the encoding of the page issue that I'm thinking about. Can you encode the same page for two completely different alphabets?

Thanks.

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Nexus 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 comparison: Lollipop phablet takes on KitKat flagship smartphone

IDG UK Sites

Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

IDG UK Sites

Free rocket & space sounds: NASA launches archive of interstellar audio on SoundCloud

IDG UK Sites

iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests, beautiful...