Design Pattern: Language Toggle

15 Jul 2009 - 4:23pm
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Erin Lynn Young
2009

I'm seeking good examples of persistent language toggles/controls.
My application will actually support only English & Spanish but I'd
love any good examples.

Thanks!

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15 Jul 2009 - 4:52pm
jasonrobb
2009

Hi Erin,

By language controls do you mean something like a drop-down box to
select the translation of the site?

If so, I started a thread on this recently. Here:
http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=42722

And see this, too: http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=42588

Cheers,

Jason R.

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15 Jul 2009 - 5:03pm
Erin Lynn Young
2009

Thanks Jason, this will really help!

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20 Jul 2009 - 12:41pm
mtumi
2004

The international menubar control in mac os:
http://www.scl.utah.edu/computers/mac/help/languages.html

rookie mistake: require someone to know what their language is called
in English (or whatever the primary display language is) to select it.

MT

On Jul 15, 2009, at 2:23 PM, Erin Lynn Young wrote:

> I'm seeking good examples of persistent language toggles/controls.
> My application will actually support only English & Spanish but I'd
> love any good examples.
>
> Thanks!
>
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20 Jul 2009 - 12:51pm
Santiago Bustelo
2010

Provided screenshot is meant for keyboard layout selection ("input
menu"), not for system language.

This is the screenshot for system language selection:
http://www.maxprog.com/site/support/us/common/pictures/language_options_macosx.jpg
...where every option is spelt in its own language.

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On 20/07/2009, at 14:41, Michael Tuminello wrote:

> The international menubar control in mac os:
> http://www.scl.utah.edu/computers/mac/help/languages.html
>
> rookie mistake: require someone to know what their language is
> called in English (or whatever the primary display language is) to
> select it.
>
> MT
>
>
> On Jul 15, 2009, at 2:23 PM, Erin Lynn Young wrote:
>
>> I'm seeking good examples of persistent language toggles/controls.
>> My application will actually support only English & Spanish but I'd
>> love any good examples.
>>
>> Thanks!

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