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Feature request - Content localizable #569

AriasBros opened this Issue Oct 24, 2017 · 5 comments


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AriasBros commented Oct 24, 2017

Desired Feature

In my organization we need to have our content in several languages.
Do you have in your roadmap implement localizable content?

Current Behavior

In this moment we can create books/chapters/pages in the languages we need, but translations have no connection to each other and all content in all languages appears to the user.

Expected Behavior

Would be fantastic if only the content in the current language of the user is shown, with links to the available translations and fallback to the default language if missing translation.

If you have not planned this functionality yet, I would like to collaborate with you by implementing it.


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ssddanbrown commented Nov 6, 2017

Hi @AriasBros,
Thank you for your suggestion. This is currently not on the roadmap as it has not been requested before.

To be totally honest this is quite a chunky feature that will require maintenance so I'd be apprehensive about including this without a very high demand.


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AlexWerz commented Nov 21, 2018

I plan to use BookStack to add books in multiple languages. The user can then decide which language of the book (in my case manuals) he wants to read. This makes updates easier as they often just need to be translated from the english master.
As this is not a feature (yet?) I plan on using tags to set the language and book shelfs to organize languages. Are there any other approaches currently used for maintaining different languages of the same book?


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Drakone commented Dec 6, 2018

COmmunecter aimerait également pouvoir proposer sa documentation en plusieurs langues :
La solution proposée par @AlexWerz est intéressante. On va essayer.


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Orchal commented Dec 10, 2018


I'm also very interested by this feature as I work in a public research organization which is international.
Sure we can use tags and double all the pages but it would be very nice to have a language switch somewhere and only have one language displayed at the same time.

By the way thank you for all your work, this is pretty good!


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lreiher commented Jan 2, 2019

I also want to express my need for a multi-language wiki. Of course most of us understand English nowadays, but it would definitely help a lot if certain pages could simply be read in your preferred language with English as the fallback.

Thanks for all your work so far!

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