Issues with culture in .Net 2.0
Posted on 2006-06-19
Could anyone provide any suggestions on how to implement localization features for a multilingual website. Before you jump the guns, let me define the site structure a little more. We have a global site and around 40 country sites. Each of these country sites have localised information both in the native language (fr,de,de-at,it,ar,ar-ae etc). Also, each of these local country sites would have an english counterpart (fr-en,de-en etc). Currently, we do not see how we could define the resource files for the english version of the regional country sites. The issue being that there are no 'cultures' defined as 'fr-en' or 'en-fr'. Is there any way we can map an existing resource file somewhere within the server and use it within my application without copying the files to my App_LocalResource folder?
Also, is there any way we can specify the culture to be used for a page from within a user control or vice-versa. The way we see it, you have have individual resource files for both the page and the user control (and no, using the App_GlobalResources folder is not an option at the moment)
Hope you get the idea. Any help would be greatly appreciated.