Hosting multi-language forum


#1

Greetings. I’ve been in IT for 13+ years but when it comes to web design I am just starting.

On Dreamhost can I host a multi-language forum? Actually I just want to host Japanese & English.

If so where can I learn more about doing this? I already have a domain with Dreamhost but I have yet to make a welcome page. At the same time I want to learn PHP & also build a forum where people (family & friends mainly) can post in Japanese & English.

Thanks for your help!

Robert


#2

It’s not up to DH if you want multi-lingual web site :stuck_out_tongue:

You will need to change the headers in the top of your HTML files though.
Try some of these links (quick searc on google)
http://andrew.triumf.ca/multilingual/samples/
http://doe.k12.hi.us/howto/makejapanesewebpages.htm

phpbb has a japanese language pack if I’m not mistaken. As for content management systems I’m not sure. You might want to make your own.

On a side-note. What’s your site going to be about? I’m interested in Japanese/Japan.


#3

Some discussion of multilingual Web authoring issues:

http://webtips.dan.info/language.html

– Dan


#4

Decswxaqz,

Thanks for the links. I’ll read through them. I’m a n00b when it comes doing my own webpage design so ontop of understanding the details of making a Japanese/English BB, I need to design the basic homepage too.

The site will be for family & friends — kind of like not using Yahoo Groups & not having to send out too much E-Mails to family/friends that is of the one-to-many kind.

So, what part of Japan (culture, travel, cuisine, etc) are you interested?

Robert


#5

Dan,

Thanks for the link. I’ll read it along with the links provided by Decswxaqz.

Robert


#6

Most of it. But mainly the technology. Kinda grew to like Sega as a child and that led me to want to work there. Trying to go for language study next year fingers crossed.

If you would like, I’ll help you create a bi-lingual news/content system.