Language Support in Drupal 6

If you are looking for more information about Language support in Drupal 6, please use the Multilingual handbook.

This is a screencast by birdmanx35, created for a GHOP task.

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  • Installing Drupal 6
    • Click "Learn how to install Drupal in other languages".
    • Download a translation file.
    • Select and install the install.po file.
    • Install as normal in the comfort of your native language.
    • After installation, configure your language, and reimport the other .po file.
    • Set up path-based language selection.
  • Translation
    • Enable the Content translation module.
    • Configure the content types to allow translation.
    • Translate some content!
    • Translating the interface- see the links.


    Correct XHTML Media Types


    While researching for my own website I stumbled upon this page from the W3C: (Also take a look at 3.5 Summary)

    As you can see, Drupal 6 should use the media type "application/xhtml+xml" instead of "text/html", because the drupals doctype say it's XHTML.

    drupal and Joomla slow cache versus "excellent database-crash-proof spip on-file cahing method" (bypassing php and SQL)

    Drupal is as much more powerful, efficient, and serious than Joomla 1.5 as Joomla is to Spip.
    I know that on-file cache system disturbs orthodoxy of most square minded php real geniuses but I never said that spip cache mecanism is perfect... it is simply excellent because your site keeps working full speed in case of database crash or sql server maintenance or even during activity peaks after someone talked about your site on CNN.

    Home page domain name


    I am new to drupal and I am trying my hardest to get going but I could do with a little help from a kind soul out there...

    When a user types in into the address bar, I would like them to see instead of

    How could I achieve this?

    Many thanks,



    The Node_type_filter lets you filter node listing pages simply by adding &type=story,blog to the URL (for example). So now you can have show specific feeds, or a "blog+story" tracker page (i.e. recent posts). Also works great for "taxonomy/term" pages.

    This filter requires some type of query that selects nodes, such as the front page query or "taxonomy/term/xxx". The module does not, in and of itself, select nodes.

    Screeencasts - why so slow?

    This goes out to anyone who is making a screen cast: can you guys talk even slower? I feel like I am falling asleep from one word to another!

    Write down the outline of your talk first - don't make it up as you go. It was fine when the drupal was young - but now when there are hundreds of screen casts available - sitting through the "Um... yeah" pauses is kind of annoying.

    I am sorry if I am sounding ungrateful for the help you guys provide - but if you are taking your time to put it out there, why not spend extra 5 minutes on a better quality version?


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