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If you’re an international business, then choosing the right CMS system will depend on a number of factors that will ease translation between languages. Read below for an overview of what to look for in an international CMS system.

Choosing a CMS for Multilingual Websites

One of the basic priorities for multilingual capabilities in a CMS system is the ability to provide basic Unicode support. This will allow it to work with other languages, including accent marks, umlauts, or non-Roman letters like Arabic. The CMS will also need to be able to switch easily between different forms of currency, different calendars, dates, and times, and different number conventions. This means finding a CMS that was developed with international business and language localization in mind.

Text Import and Export for Multilingual Websites

The import or export of text as an XML or other standard format will ease the transfer of translatable content with your language partner. This will reduce the operating costs of translation and allow you to maintain a translation workflow that provides for on-demand translated content. Another translation consideration is to keep terminology consistent, including industry terms or jargon that may be unusual. Site architecture, too, will be important; you will need to be able to easily create and manage separate country sites.

If you have further questions about which CMS to choose for your international business or how you can customize it to suit the needs of individual languages and currencies, contact Clarity today.

Open-Source CMS for Multilingual Management

Open-source CMS solutions are more cost effective than closed source CMS’s, but do they have international capabilities? You may be surprised to learn that they do. Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, and DotNetNuke are all able to handle multiple languages, currencies, and more. For example, Joomla supports over 65 languages. Because these systems are open-source, their add-ons are extensive, developed to manage blogs in many different countries.

If you have further questions about which CMS to choose for your international business or how you can customize it to suit the needs of individual languages and currencies, contact Clarity today.

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