When creating or editing nodes with language support enabled, there is a new field available: language. This option allows selecting the language used for the node, or selecting language neutral.
At nodes with translation functionality enabled, site administrators will see a new tab: translate. It leads to a page listing all available translations of the node and offering links to create new translations. (See figure A2.9.) In the list of translations, one of the nodes is marked as source. This is used as the original text for the other nodes and its content will be copied into node forms when creating translations.
Figure A2.9: Translatable nodes have a new tab, used to overview or create translations.
With translatable nodes come a few new functions that help site visitors and administrators.
- Each node has links leading to any existing translations. (See figure A2.10)
- When editing source nodes, there is an option flag translations as outdated is available in the translation settings fieldset. (See figure A2.11) If checked, all translations will have a corresponding checkbox this translation needs to be updated checked.