Author Topic: Can you have dual databases in different languages.  (Read 1789 times)

josand

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Can you have dual databases in different languages.
« on: February 28, 2010, 12:53:16 pm »
Hi all,

I am developing a virtuemart shop in a joomla cms that shows items in English from a database.

I have a corresponding database already translated into French and want to know if it can be installed as well, so that when a French customer clicks in the French flag, he will view the items in French.

I am obviously new to this so please be simplistic with your answers.

Regards to all

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Re: Can you have dual databases in different languages.
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 00:00:25 am »
You would need two Joomla/VirtueMart sites to do that.
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Re: Can you have dual databases in different languages.
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 14:05:03 pm »
Hi all and thanks for the info so far.

If I installed another virtue-mart shop, could I and customers access both the English and the French databases from the front end.

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Re: Can you have dual databases in different languages.
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 23:57:59 pm »
G'day,

It would require much hackery to make it work. VM is not setup to be multi lingual, no reason why it could not be of course.
I.E. You would need to hold multiple Item Descriptions and Product names, they would need to be in a separate table and you would want some sort of default if there was no translation available. Not to hard a job.
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