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  • It is my understanding that SF will ship with 4 backend-languages included.

    I guess DE will not make it and the languages will be EN/IT/FR/ES

    However. Where will the backend user be able to switch languages or will this be a 'global' setting?

    Markus
  • Hello Markus,

    We will not include DE as a default language for the backend (Interface Labels & Messages), but Sitefinity 4.0 provides UI that you can use to translate all labels in a given language.

    From Interface Labels & Messages and you create new labels, export and import language packs.

    If you go to Sitefinity >>Administration >> Settings >> Basic >>Languages you can set languages for the backend system

    From Advanced settings you can create a policy per role or per users where you can define backend cultures.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
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  • Dear Ivan

    In my RC SBE the language link does nothing!

    Is this because ther is only one language at the moment, or does the SBE not include the possibility to change the backend language.

    Markus


    PS: Not including DE - Every language you include will make Sitefinity more valubale to the market. So what we end up is, that every German, Austrian and Swiss will translate it themselves and share stuff - I shure would hope that Telerik would spend some time and money to get the back and professionally translated.
  • Hi Markus,

    In Small Business Edition there is no multilingual support.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
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  • Dear Ivan

    I was under the impression that the SBE would not have localization in terms of front end pages.

    From what you write I take it that alos the backend localization is not an option. Is this really the case?

    Can you answer this questions with true or false:

    No backend localization out of the box for SBE?

    No manually backend localization possible for SBE?

    SBE can not have different backend languages?

    Regards Markus
  • Dear Ivan
    Dear Radoslav

    Anything on this?

    Markus
  • Hi Markus,

    Thank you for raising this question again. I have made a short investigation on this.

    Currently backend localization is not working for SBE, but we have this scheduled and we will have it working shortly after the official release. So on your questions:

    No backend localization out of the box for SBE?
    Currently true, but will turn into false shortly after the official release.

    No manually backend localization possible for SBE?
    Currently true, but will turn into false shortly after the official release.

    SBE can not have different backend languages?
    Currently true, but will turn into false shortly after the official release.
     
    Best regards,
    Grisha 'Greg' Karanikolov
    Sitefinity Solutions Consultant
  • @Greg

    Thanks a lot.

    Since you have found the right person to ask about it two additional questions

    a) Will SE and up have backend localization from the start in January?

    b) What langues can we expect?

    My guess would be (EN/FR/IT/ES) but was hopping also for DE

    Markus
  • Hello Markus,

    Sitefinity 4.0 Standard Edition already has backend localization enabled. The backend localization for Small Business Editions doesn't work as expected, which will be fixed.

    We are currently arranging matters for the localizations. I have been informed that we will have German for sure.

    I will keep this thread updated whenever I get any updates on the topic.

    
    Best regards,
    Grisha 'Greg' Karanikolov
    Sitefinity Solutions Consultant
  • @Greg

    Yeeehaaa. That would be the greatest news for me since the whole SF 4.0 pricing stuff startet.

    @Telerik

    Anyone can confirm this, that at least the backend localization is planned for January AND German will be one of the languages.

    Regards Markus


    PS: Sure hope Telerik would reconsider the frontend localization for SBE since there is

    a) a page limit to cut it down anyhow
    b) not only Swizterland, Canada, Belgium and many other coutries with more than one language spoken.

    And I would hate to see all small business in these countries to be in a disatvantage vs. all pure US customers.
  • Hello Markus ,

    We are not done with the planning for January and cannot commit to a date.
    If we promise an exact date, we might mislead you.

    Having backend localization in SBE is in the plans for Q1 (ending in March).

    All the best,
    Kalina
    the Telerik team
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  • Dear Kalina

    Is German on the plans as well?

    Markus

  • Hi Markus,

    I confirm that German language pack for the backend is in the plans for Official release.

    All the best,
    Kalina
    the Telerik team
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  • @Kalina

    This is excellent news. Jeeepee eyeee yeeeh :-)

    Hope the SBE back-end localization will be available soon after.

    Telerik just scored a big point with me :-)

    Markus