Task #3603


How to make FR description show in the extension web page?

Added by Jean-Francois Nifenecker 4 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

Target version:
Team - Q3/2022
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I've published a few extensions. Some of them have both a EN and a FR description text.
It seems that the FR text is not displayed to users when they connect using a FR system (OS, browser).

The last one is
BTW, I notice the /en/ part of the URL but this was obtain just by clicking links right from the LibO webpages.

Did I overlook something?


Actions #1

Updated by Jean-Francois Nifenecker 4 months ago

ticket #3265 (now closed) didn't solve anything here on my POV. I really don't understand that previous ticket answers :(
I've no knowledge of websites settings and behaviour, so the problem lies somewhere between chair an keyboard, but more detailed instructions would be very welcomed.

Jean-Francois Nifenecker

Actions #2

Updated by Jean-Francois Nifenecker 4 months ago

BTW, the Extension author help (last link in the extensions page About menu), pointing to:, says:

8< --------------------------
Translating your extension entries

You can translate extension entries, make sure to save in the default language (English) first. [...]
-------------------------- >8

As for my extensions, I clearly didn't do that. That's possibly where the problem lies. But this doesn't explain the "mixed-case" as stated in the #3265 ticket, though.

I'd emphasize that a non-English speaking author would (as I did) first write a description in his-her mother language and then (possibly) enter the description in English.

So I'd suggest to reverse the requirement: non-EN first, then EN. If this is the actual reason for the apparent dysfunctioning.

Jean-Francois Nifenecker

Actions #3

Updated by Heiko Tietze 2 months ago

  • Assignee set to Christian Lohmaier
  • Target version set to Q3/2022

On top of the page you see English | French and you get French content if you have entered it. The example has only English content. Help page says you have to create a page first, click on a different language, edit the content, save, etc. Do you think this needs more work?

We pondered over a possible simplification by creating all languages by default and switching between EN, FR, DE... on top of the content page. That makes it hopefully more clear.


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