Multilingual 101

Presenter: zombree

Having tackled two multilingual builds in the past year, one with just 2 languages and the next with 5 (!) -- including a Right-to-Left language -- we want to share what we've learned. We will walk you through the building blocks and the underlying concepts that go into creating a multilingual Drupal 8 site. We will also touch on decisions that need to be made around translations and managing the content. 

Things we'll talk about:

  • An overview of the multi-language experience that we wanted to create.
  • The structure of multilingual content, and decisions to make when migrating content.
  • Managing the translations process
  • A review of the core modules involved, and the basic setup required to enable multilingual translation.
  • The difference between content, config, and interface translations.
  • A look into translating views.
  • Considerations for search.
  • Right-to-Left language challenges.
  • Making sure your custom code is translatable.
  • Gotchas, tips and tricks, lessons learned. 
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