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01-20-2009, 10:48 AM

here i have a problem with language conversion.

i have a list box. in this different language options like english,french,spanish ....

here when i entered into website than, which language i select the webpage will be convert to that language automatically...this process going through the total website.this project is dynamic one..

plz help me asap. i didnt get any idea about this...

Thanks & Regards

01-20-2009, 10:53 AM
Firstly, I can't really understand you completely and don't know exactly what you're asking... But I'll try to anyway:

If you want to have the site change language you first need to make the site in whatever languages you have it in, and maybe have a different directory for them.

So like : www.yourdomain/en/index.html

and then maybe a spanish version : www.yourdomain/es/index.html

That would be the easiest way to do it.

If this wasn't what you were looking for then please try to rephrase the question.

01-20-2009, 10:55 AM
Hi Kishore

You could redirect the user to a subdomain, eg for french, you could have a subdomain:


and for german:


etc... And all the translated bits go to the subdomains, if that makes sense? If that's too much hassle, a simple folder would do the trick;

www.yourdomain.com/fr or www.yourdomain.com/de etc...

The last option (a bit ugly) would be to use querystrings; ie:


Does that make sense?

01-20-2009, 11:02 AM
Hi Schmoopy,

Thanks for giving reply..

thats right what u told me..

how can i convert a web page from english to other languages..in this way every folder having all files ?

is there any softwares or any alternate methods?

plz reply me with patience.because, my communication is not good...

Thanks& Regards

01-20-2009, 11:06 AM
There are two problems:
1. You need to have the text on your webpage in each language you want to display.
2. You need to display that language, when the user chooses that language.

The ideas above will help you with (2), but not with (1).

Translating automatically will be very difficult and not very accurate. You will do much better if you save the text in each language. You can make files, or make a database, etc. But you do need to save that text first, then you can display it on the pages, from the html pages in each language, from the database, etc.

If you really want to make it automatically translate (and have a way to do that), then you just would have one page, that outputs the text in whatever language you want, like you want to have "welcome" appear, so you have in your code something like "translate('welcome')" and it will output, if the language is German, "welkommen," etc.

01-20-2009, 11:08 AM
To do the actual translation of the site you will need to hire people if you want it to be professionally done, alternatively you could always translate the site piece by piece by going to something like www.freetranslation.com but the translations there are all done by a script, therefore not very accurate for paragraphs of information. But they can work very well if you know how to use them and translate only a couple of words at a time.

Good luck with it anyway,


01-20-2009, 12:32 PM

Thank u soo
tha above all solutions r good..but these two are difficult to me...
please provide me two languages with two simple pages(example)...
and explanation...plz help me with patience....

01-21-2009, 01:06 AM

Start here, and start at the last one and go backwards (the older ones are about starting, and the newer ones are more advanced):

That will get you started with a database. That's how I would do this.

08-01-2018, 04:56 AM
"Hi Kishor, Google automatically detects the language and then translates it to your language. You will get a rough idea of what the page is trying to say, but it is not accurate. There are some common words between two languages. I was quite surprised that a lot of words in English are from French or Spanish. Find some listed here https://www.mayflowerlanguages.com/know-french-english-words/"

08-01-2018, 05:07 AM
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