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How to Convert English website and DB in Arabic

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HI,
I have developed a website in PHP and MySQL in English language. Now i want to launch its Arabic version, can you please guide me what necessary steps i have to follow? should i have to make 2 databases in MySQL or can only 1 database be sufficient? What will happen in case of data insertion. do i have to enter all data in tables every 2 times?
Also do i have to make a new website for Arabic from scratch?
A step-by-step guide will be welcomed. Any help would be welcomed. Thanks in advance.
I have an English Language PC. should i need an Arabic language PC separately?

Musharaf Choudhry
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Musharaf,

I have written a couple multilingual sites, although none using non-english char sets.

The approach I've used is dual tables:
Body_Text_ENG, Body_Text_ESPANOL, Body_Text_WHATEVEVER

Then in the code:
response.write rs("Body_Text_" & myLANG)

And get "myLANG" from a cookie or session (ENG, ESPANOL, WHATEVER)

I'm not sure about the storage, but I think as long as the language is installed on the machine the DB *should* just act as a container.
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