Language switcher for traditional and simplified Chinese

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Language switcher for traditional and simplified Chinese

Post by brandonlin » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:44 am

Dear experts,

I'm a newbie to Joomla and trying to maintain and enhance this charity's website. Has anyone been successfully creating a site with both simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese?

When I try to create a language switcher with both languages, I see that the simplified Chinese is showing up a broken image for the flag, and the traditional Chinese is showing up with the China flag. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Brandon

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Re: Language switcher for traditional and simplified Chinese

Post by infograf768 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:53 am

In the Language Manager=>Content Languages,
edit the Simplified Chinese and set the image prefix to "zh"
edit the Traditional Chinese and set the image prefix to "tw"
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Re: Language switcher for traditional and simplified Chinese

Post by imanickam » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:57 am

What version of Joomla! is being used.

In Joomla! 2.5 there is only one image file for the flag of Chinese language (i.e. zh.gif). This flag is a Chinese flag.

In Joomla! 3.x there are two image files namely zh_cn.gif and zh_tw.gif representing China and Taiwan respectively.

In both the version, if need be, you could create your own flag icon and use it. The default file size of the flag is 18px X 12px.
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Re: Language switcher for traditional and simplified Chinese

Post by brandonlin » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:52 am

Thanks all so much for the prompt help!!

The site is using Joomla! 2.5. I was afraid that I had to upgrade to 3.x (without knowing how much effort that is). But the suggestion from infograf768 seems to work!

Greatly appreciated!


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