Thursday, May 2, 2013

How do you add language translations to your taxonomy in the SharePoint Term Store?

SharePoint Managed Metadata Question of the Week Each week we will be featuring an audience question from WAND's recent webinar, "Managed Metadata 101: Taxonomies and Tagging in SharePoint," and sharing the answer with our blog audience.

This week's question is: "How do you add language translations to your taxonomy  in the SharePoint Term Store?"


Answer: Adding languages in the term store takes place in the administration options for the Managed Metadata Service.    In this screen, you can select your primary language and then add additional “working” languages. You will be able to add taxonomy translations for any of the working language at the term level in the term store.
 


Adding working languages in the SharePoint term store
 

 
You will be able to add taxonomy translations for any of the working language at the term level in the term store.  To do this, select your desired language from the language drop down and then place your language translation in the Default Label box. Any synonyms in that language can be added as Other Labels.
 

 




 
From Microsoft (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/work-with-multi-lingual-term-sets-HA101631585.aspx):

For site users, multi-lingual term sets offer the following benefits:

·          Site users can tag content in the language in which they are viewing a site (if terms have been translated into that language).

·          Users will also see managed terms displayed in their preferred language, regardless of the actual default language of the term store.

·          Tag clouds will also reflect the site usage of a term, regardless of the language in which a term was applied.


Multiple language foundation taxonomies are available from WAND, Inc.