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Simpler method for Internationalization of menu names

Topics: Localization
Jul 1, 2013 at 4:36 PM
Edited Jul 1, 2013 at 4:36 PM
So I'm trying to do a simple 2 language site where for example all news items will be available in both languages.

For simplicity's sake I decided to try just the basic Orchard Team Localization Module and Sergey Ermakovich's Culture Picker.

So my News Content Type gets a Localization part and for every news item I also add a English version.

Then I make a query that filters for News content type and correct culture.

Lastly a projection with a main menu link that shows the query.

This all works as intended, when I switch between the two languages I get the different news items. One thing however is that the menu name is only in one language.

So if I want to have it translate as well I have to add localization to Projection just so I can create a carbon copy with only the menu item differently named. Isn't there a simple way to do that? I feel it's a bit of a cop out to do it this way. I'm wondering how menu's in Orchard work, are they their own Content Item?

Also as a bonus question I wonder if Labels on fields can be localized in any way?