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    Is it possible to configure vbulletin to where users can post in either English, Spanish or Portugese and their post can be read in any of the three languages. In other words will it translate?

    I don't need to know how, I can hire it done, I just need to know if it's possible.

    If possible, how big a chore are we talking?

    Many Thanks

  • #2
    vBulletin does not come with automatic translation software between English, Spanish, and Portuguese. For one thing, this would be a huge download. For another, that kind of software usually sells for $10,000.

    To do what you want would require buying server-side translation software and installing it and integrating it into vBulletin. You would probably need to hire a programmer to do the integration for you.

    And in my experience, automatic translations are usually not very accurate anyway.

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    • #3
      That would be a difficult task to accomplish, and as feldon said, automatic translators are pretty bad. What I would suggest is installing language packs so that each person will see the forum in the language they choose (buttons, registration process, etc) (not posts), and then have seperate forums for different languages if you are expecting a large number of people who speak various languages.

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      • #4
        thanks for the advice

        so then with the correct language pack, the avergage person in Argentina will be able to participate in a forum primarily run in English

        they will be able to view threads posted in english, and view them in spanish, is this correct?
        Last edited by Worthen; Wed 29 Jun '05, 6:51pm.

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        • #5
          No. The language packs only change the language of the forum instructions and labels. It does not change the language that the posts were written in.
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          • #6
            thanks Steve

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