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5/11/2016 12:11 PM
 

Hi, does anybody has notice that the browser language detection for a multi language site stopped working in latest 2 DNN versions?

It was working in DNN 7.4.2, but with the new one, DNN always provides default language (i.e. en-US) even if a second language is installed, enabled and corresponding pages have been localized, translated, activated and published.

So if one navigates to www.test.com (two languages en-US [default] / it-IT and the browser preferred language is it-IT), the site starts on www.test.com/en-us/ instead of www.test.com/it-it/.

Thanks.

 
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5/12/2016 5:28 AM
 
please make sure, you are having a primary site alias for each language (in Admin > Site Settings, 2nd tab)

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

Speed up your DNN Websites with TurboDNN
 
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5/12/2016 5:44 AM
 

Hi Sebastian,
thank you for replying to my post.

 

I confirm there is a primary alias for each language in Admin->Site Settings->Advanced Settings->Portal Aliases:

 

Primary Site Alias     Language code
v  www.dnn080001.com    
v  www.dnn080001.com/en-us  en-US    Current Alias
v  www.dnn080001.com/it-it  it-IT  

 
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5/19/2016 11:42 AM
 

This is to share my findings on this subject for the benefit of others struggling for a functionality that should be relied on.

In DNN 7.4.2 Browser Language Detection was working like a charm, in DNN 8.01 and 8.0.2 it no longer works.

For example, if in FireFox I set it-IT as preferred language and I try to access www.test.com, DNN redirects to www.text.com/en-us (which is not the expected result).

I found a workaround (for IIS) that works only if the home page has the same name in all languages (i.e. Home) by adding a redirect rule to IIS so that if one writes www.test.com it gets redirected to www.test.com/Home.

In this way, once the preferred language of the browser is set to it-IT, the result is the home page of the site in Italian (although the URL remains www.test.com/Home without the locale in it).

On the contrary, once the preferred language is set to en-US, the result is the home page in English (URL being in this case www.test.com/en-us, how weird!).

I hope this helps while waiting for a definitive fix to this issue.

Cheers

 
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5/19/2016 11:48 AM
 
thanks for sharing your findings.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

Speed up your DNN Websites with TurboDNN
 
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