Creating and editing localized content

There are a number of internationalization features that make it easier to create and edit content that is localized for multiple languages.

Dynamic Content includes support for locales, an ISO standard combination of languages and country codes. Developers can create content types that are localizable, allowing users to enter separate values for properties such as strings, images and video for each available locale.

On this page we'll explain how to create content from content types that have been designed to be localizable and how to visualize content entered for each of your supported locales.

Note that this page refers to creating and editing localizable content using field level localization. To find out more about the differences between field level and content item localization and for more details about setting up locales, see the Localization home page.

Creating localized content

Creating localized content is the same as creating any other type of content, the only difference is that you can enter separate values for each locale in each localizable property.

The content editing window for a simple banner is shown below. The headline, strapline and background image properties have been set up to be localizable and separate fields are shown to allow the user, or different users providing each translation, to enter a value for each locale that has been added to the hub. In this example we have locales defined for English, French and German languages.

A simple banner with localizable text and images
A simple banner with localizable text and images

Filtering content using locales

When you create or edit a content item with localized properties, you can choose which locales, in addition to the master locale, are displayed. For example, if you're working on a German translation, you might just want the German localized fields to be displayed and uncheck the other locales, as shown in the image below.

Filtering localized properties by locale
Filtering localized properties by locale

Visualizing localized content

When you view the visualization for a localized content item, a list of the available locales will be displayed on the top left of the visualization window. Choose the locale for which you want the visualization to be displayed. In the example below we've chosen de-DE to display the visualization using the fields localized for German.

Note that the locales menu will only be available for a visualization for a particular content type if it has been updated to support locales.

Choosing the locale to use to visualize the content item
Choosing the locale to use to visualize the content item

The visualization for the de-DE locale is displayed.

Visualizing the content item using the de-DE locale
Visualizing the content item using the de-DE locale

Creating content

Viewing and editing content

Visualizations

Creating localizable content types

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