When users choose a language for their device and their App or Intranet, they expect the user interface to adapt to the conventions of the language. Staffbase supports languages with both LTR(left-to-right) and RTL(right-to-left) scripts, allowing multilingual organizations to use different languages to provide their users best experience.
Consider the following categories to understand how language affects different areas of user interfaces and content pieces:
- App / Intranet Interface
- App / Intranet Interface for News and Pages Plugins
- App / Intranet Interface for Other Plugins
- Content Language for App / Intranet
App or Intranet Interface
The App or Intranet interface includes buttons, automatically generated texts, system messages, and the profile menu. These texts are automatically localized in one of the languages available for the interface. The interface is based on the language configuration of the device or browser.
Additionally, you can request customization of texts in the App or Intranet interface to align with your brand identity or business use case.
App or Intranet Interface for News and Pages Plugin
The interface for both News and Pages involves all the buttons and system messages that are displayed when you open them. These texts are automatically localized in one of the languages available.
You can request for customization of texts on the interface for Pages and News.
Example of the interface for News
App or Intranet Interface for Other Plugins
Like News and Pages, other plugins, such as Forms, Chat, and more come with their own interface. The interface involves all the buttons and system messages displayed when you open the plugin. These texts are automatically localized in one of the languages available for the plugins.
A plugin’s interface language depends on its language options, which differ from plugin to plugin. While some plugins offer buttons and messages in multiple languages, other plugins may offer only a single language setup.
Even though the interface for News and Pages is customizable, the interface for other plugins is non-customizable.
Example of the interface for Forms plugin
Content Language for App or Intranet
The language of the content created in News, Pages, and plugins such as Forms, Chat, and more, is called content language. In addition, the main menu is also affected by the content language.
For News and Pages Plugin
Staffbase offers a multi-language setup for News and Pages. Editors and administrators can create the content for News and Pages and their titles in different languages. Depending on the user’s configured content language, the respective localization is displayed.
For example, when a user has French chosen as their content language, they will see the news posts in French.
Only for News and Pages, when on-demand translation is activated and enabled for your platform, users can translate news posts and pages on demand.
For Other Plugins
Content created in plugins, such as Forms, Quiz Calendar , and so on, also belong to content languages. This also includes the titles of the plugins that are displayed on the main menu. Additionally, for some plugins, administrators and editors can create the plugin content and title in different languages via the multi-language option.
Depending on the user’s configured content language, the respective localization is shown. For plugins where the multi-language option is not available, part of the content will not be localized.
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