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Issues with culture in .Net 2.0

Posted on 2006-06-19
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Hi,
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.

Regards,
Sajit
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I will have to read again more carefully at a more reasonable hour (its past midnight here)
but for the
>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 answer for the grneral case is AFAIK:
No, you can not.
this is because the CurrentUICulture can only be set by overriding the Page.InitializeCulture method. This means that when a change is required due to a user action it must be done by remembering the new required UICulture in some server side storage (profile or session) and redirecting back to the current page where you set up the
System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture based on the previously stored value.

something like:

    protected override void InitializeCulture() {
        base.InitializeCulture();
        if (Session.Contents["UICulture"] != null) {
            System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = new CultureInfo((String)Session["UICulture"]);
        }

as for the rest of your Q,
for the
>The issue being that there are no 'cultures' defined as 'fr-en' or 'en-fr'.
maybe this:
http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/UserSamples/Details.aspx?SampleGuid=a193b952-2e44-45ed-811d-c1fabf2f6e8a
can help

also maybe you will find this:
http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/ChangeUICulture.asp
to be helpful.

SnowFlake
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Thanks SnowFlake, we managed to use the 'Custom Culture' features as explained in the links provided by you.

Cheers!
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your welcome.
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