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3/31/2015 2:12 PM
 
CMS used: DotNetNuke 7.4.0 or DotNetNuke 8.0.0 Evoq

I have a DNN site to develop.
The site is in English + Arabic

How can I do this with one skin in the same portal? Arabic is reading right to left and English is left to right side.

Please advise me how to use both languages for all modules and the site editors. The banner module;s banners also slide to the other side. If we switch to the language in the site should change left to right or right to left. 

Thank You!
 
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4/1/2015 3:54 AM
 
DNN 7.4.0 allows you to specify site skins per language, this should help you especially with LTR and RTL issues.
If you are using DNN Langauge Specific Pages (aka DNN Content Localization), you should be able to override Skin and Container per page (and language) as well. There are known issues switching Skin per language in DNN 7.4.0, which will be solved in 7.4.1, issues with applying language specific containers I plan to fix in 7.4.2.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

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4/4/2015 3:40 AM
 
I  am using a slightly different approach,  with the use of a skin helper to load a culture specific CSS file like the one on codeplex, http://stylehelper.codeplex.com/ although in my case my skin developer developed a skin object for that purpose.

The approach would be to have the skin.css load the common selectors and attributes for both languages and then load  specific css file for the  default language and another css file  for the RTL language (when one switch to the other language). Both use the same skin but with different css files specific to the language.

The two language css files are very similar except for the dir, float, left and right padding and margins and well as some align attributes, so customization is very simple.

Having one common skin is better for content translation as the secondary language will load the translated module in the exact pane of the default language plus maintaining one set of skins is easier, having the same feel and look .

In my case I kept the backend: edit, host, admin, module and page settings in the default language

 

 
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