Multilingual Projects

Serving an international audience has never been easier.

xamoom is automatically multilingual. An Italian automatically gets the Italian version of the page. A Frenchman sees the French text, and Germans have the German edition.

The basis for this automatism is the language settings on the mobile phone. The user does not need to change anything to get the pages from xamoom displayed in the right language. If the desired language is not available, xamoom provides the system's default language (in most cases, English).

We have given a lot of thought to make authoring in multiple languages as comfortable as possible. Go to settings and choose from 99 languages the ones you want to enable for your system and save the changes.

In xamoom, everything that shall be localized can be localized:

  • The system's name
  • Spots: places and objects
  • Pages and all their content and with them their entries in the menu

You also get analytics on what languages are getting requested. This gives you insights into what languages you should invest in.

The language selection on the settings page

The first thing you should do is – if necessary – to change your system's name. You do this on the first page after login.

You do this by clicking on “Add new” and choosing the language you want to add. If you do not add more languages, then all the users will see the content of the field “Display name” in the default language.

Adding new language versions of the system

Multilingual pages

The page editor offers only the languages you have already chosen on the settings page.

  1. Fill out the page in the default language entirely, and then select the “Add new” button in the language tab. You can choose from a set of already-enabled languages.
  2. You can jump back and forth between the languages while editing them as many times as you want without losing any content. To avoid having to do that too often, you can copy all the contents from the first language into the new language version. You do this with the copy button.
  3. A language version can also easily be removed using the red trashcan button.

Attention: Be aware that deleting a language version cannot be undone.

You can also view previews of their respective language versions or see the page in its desktop and tablet version.

The preview has a language selection too.

Multilingual spots

What works for pages also works for locations and objects. For example, to localize spots, click on “Add new” and add the desired language. You can use the buttons at the right to copy all content from the primary language or delete this version of the language.

Adding new language versions to pages

Language Picker

In case the right language is not delivered to the user, he or she can intervene. The mobile web, smart apps, and customer-specific apps offer a language picker that gives the user full control.

Users can choose languages freely in the menu or the app's settings

 

To enable the language switcher, go to the settings page and choose the “Language picker” to be on.

Activate the language switcher in the settings and it is on in apps.

 

On the mobile web, you have to turn it also on and choose its position on the page for menu configuration.

Turn it on for the mobile web and change the position in the menu.

 

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