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Preferred langauge in user's profile settings

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    pxlgirl
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    @pxlgirl

    Hi all,

    I am starting to build an international community, and it would be great if users could chose their preferred language either during registration or in their profile. i’m fine with English, but there are still some ppl who get scared off, especially when they don’t feel safe with their language skills.

    Are there any plugins or dirty hacks out there? I haven’t found anything browsing the forums…

    pxlgirl.

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    pxlgirl
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    @pxlgirl

    Forgot to add some tags… ;)

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    abcde666
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    @erich73

    I have posted a similar question regarding Multi-Language before, but did not receive constructive answers regarding this. I would like to set-up BP in 2 languages (english and german).

    Would be interested in seeing something regarding this feature.

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    pxlgirl
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    @pxlgirl

    For me, it would be more than two languages. ;) But how about something like a theme switcher? At least for blogs you could edit your template files in the preferred language and let ppl choose.

    pxlgirl.

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    online
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    @online

    I think it would be good to set up separate blogs for separate languages — as in: if people don’t want the interface language to be different, then I expect they won’t want the discussions to be in a different language, either.

    I tried WPML and it (or my hosting) is simply too slow. I just decided to set up separate blogs instead — and I hope I can install buddypress in 2 (or more) versions … I don’t think there’s an easy way of having 1 instance of buddypress work in English here, in German there, etc., right?

    I haven’t been able to find much information about buddypress in German — I think I read the language files need to use the German buddypress (is that right? doesn’t really make sense to me)…

    So, yea: I’m quite confused again… O_O

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    Bowe
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    @bowromir

    There is a multilingual plugin for BP available which does this:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-multilingual/

    I don’t know if it’s compatible with the BP 1.1 or the upcoming 1.2. I need this as well so we should look into it then :)

    Also take a look at this ticket I made today: http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/1593

    If the “supergroup” feature would be implemented it would mean that you could make different “homes” for different countries/regions and still have a central homepage where all sitewide content is shown.

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