[Mailman-Users] Default Languages

Bryan Carbonnell carbonnb at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 17:29:55 CEST 2007

On 6/8/07, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> Bryan Carbonnell wrote:
> >Is it possible to have the admin interface for a list in 1 language,
> >English, and have the user interface a different language, French,
> >using 2.1.6 or 2.1.9?
> >
> >The only thing I can come up with is to actually change the language
> >of the list to French, and edit the translation file and remove the
> >translations for the Admin interface so that it gets displayed in the
> >default text, which is English.
> >
> >Is there an easier way to do this?
> I'm not sure if this is what you wan't, but you can set the list's
> default language to English, and make sure that French is an available
> language. Then users can set their preferred language to French.
> The tricky part is setting the default language for a new member to
> French. This would require implementing a new list attribute, e.g.,
> default_member_language, or a really ugly hack to Mailman/MailList.py
> in the ApprovedAddMember() method.

I don't want the user to have a choice in their default language.

Here is the problem I have been running into, with the choice of
English and French, when there user confirms their subscription, the
confirmation page is in English, because that is the default.

The user never gets a chance to see the confirmation in French.

That is why I was looking for a way to have my cake and eat it too :)

Bryan Carbonnell - carbonnb at gmail.com
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