Internationalization

XWiki can be set-up to support one or various languages. As of August 2009 XWiki Enterprise supports 21 languages:

  • Chinese (zh)
  • Croatian (hr)
  • Czech (cs)
  • Dutch (nl)
  • English (en)
  • French (fr)
  • Galician (gl)
  • German (de)
  • Hindi (hi)
  • Italian (it)
  • Korean (ko)
  • Latvian (lv)
  • Norwegian (nb)
  • Polish (pl)
  • Portuguese (pt)
  • Romanian (ro)
  • Russian (ru)
  • Slovak (sk)
  • Spanish (es)
  • Swedish (sv)
  • Ukrainian (uk)

To see the exact status for each language or if you wish to help, check our translation wiki (for example you can see the status of translations for XWiki Enteprise).

Preferences

Setting up languages is done in the Administration (link on the top right of every page). 

To make use of this feature for Languages with encodings that are not ISO-8859-1, you will need to adjust the encoding for your XWiki setup as documented in the Encodings page of the Administrators Guide

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Switch to another language

By default the language displayed will be the one coming from the browser. However, on every page you can choose to switch between the different language translations that exist for the page. To do so click on the language name in the top right corner of the screen as shown in the following screenshots. Note that you can also force a language by suffixing a URL with language=<2-letter language code>. In addition you can configure your wiki to always use a specific language or force a single language to be used.

LanguageEN.jpg <-English    Deutsch-> LanguageDE.jpg

The Mandriva Club website, where 25 languages are supported on their XWiki:

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Once you click on a language, you're forcing it and thus all pages which have translations in that language will display these translations by default when you navigate to them.

Edit a translation

When editing a page, a panel indicates which language is currently being edited. You can always check whether you are working on the right page depending on the language you want to write in.

Language_Translation.JPG

Note that all translations of one page share the same set of XWiki objects. As a result it is impossible to have different objects (and page tags, which are objects too) in different translations for now, but it is planed in next versions.

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