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Offline Richard416282

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Bi-Lingual English/French User Group
« on: May 23, 2013, 08:34:40 pm »
Hello All:
 Was not sure if this is the right place, but here goes, (nothing ventured...)

 I was reading about the ability of Software to handle multiple languages within CivCRM,  and was not sure about the implementation of Dual Language implementations.

Specifically, in the Canadian Context,(Uses both French and English) for Federal Government uses, along with others, There are two places specifically, where uni-lingual implementations fall apart, namely

(A) the User interface.

and

(B) The automatic conversion of Postal information depending on the destination of the mail piece.

Eg:

English Canadian Postal Mail Format

Joe Constituent
123-456 Any Street Name
AnyTown, Province-Name
Postal-Code

or
French Canadian Postal Mail Format

Mme Josephene Voter
123-456 Rue Park
AnyTown(Fr), Quebec
H0H 0H0

where Rue Park is the French Translation of "Park Street".

This then is the problem that is faced when sending Postal Mail within Canada, It is based on two paramaters , the sending language, and the recipeint destination.