[Disclaimer: I’m not a developer]
- We are thinking about implementing a forum in German and English.
- From reading other posts, I think it narrows down to having multiple categories in the 2 languages within one forum.
- (We don’t like 2 separate forums, automatic translation/plugin, language detection, language tags, or language groups because of their various disadvantages.)
- The general user interface can be in English (should be OK for most German-speaking users as well).
My 2 questions:
Regarding the categories in multiple languages, is there a “best practice” of using (1) the language as the top categories (i.e. “English” and “Deutsch” as the only 2 top categories with various sub-categories, respectively) vs. (2) having multiple categories in the 2 languages as top categories (i.e. top categories like “General Discussion [EN]” and “Allgemeine Diskussion [DE]”)?
Is there a list of good existing multi-language forums to look at as an example? Or do you know some good examples?