Non English and multi-language units.

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Non English and multi-language units.

Postby ggllbb » Thu May 24, 2012 10:37 am

I am a councilor in a multi-language branch, English and Spanish about 3 to 1. One of my biggest concerns is to provide for all our members equally and not limit anything for our Spanish speaking members. Some of them understand little or no English.

First, what are the plans for language support? It looks like the generic parts of the website show in other langauges when selected, but not the lesson itself.

Second, am I going to be able to present the lessons, including those not in the regular manual, in two different languages?

We actually do have a separate Gospel Doctrine class with Spanish speaking teachers, but I haven't set up a separate class for that in the application.

To any developer that might see this, I don't know how multi-language might be implemented, but I would greatly appreciate some thought given to this.

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Postby mstauff » Thu May 24, 2012 3:13 pm

It's similar to how calendar and directory work. If a user changes their language all the static portions of the page are changed, but the user created content (in this case the lessons and events) are not affected. The curriculum language is determined by the user that creates the courses. You can create some courses in english, then change your language and create other courses in spanish. There's not currently any way to have a single class with a spanish & english manual and lessons.

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Postby ggllbb » Thu May 24, 2012 4:17 pm

I tried that, and it would work for manually typed in lessons, but the list from the manual is in English. Hence, my first question.

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Postby mstauff » Fri May 25, 2012 6:02 am

If I set my language to English then choose Manage Class Schedules -> Add Class I see the English manuals. If I then change my language to Spanish then go Manage -> Add I see manuals in Spanish. The manuals/lessons don't change on any existing classes, but I do get the different lists for new classes. I'm not sure what might be different in your case.

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Postby ggllbb » Fri May 25, 2012 1:49 pm

That works. I should have figured that out myself. Thanks.


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