Using the Language Manager to enable Multilingual Capabilities
One of the things that Joomla! focused on with the 2.5 release was the internationalization of websites and encouraging users and website owners to create sites that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. One of the biggest barriers to that was language accessibility. The Joomla! Community tackled that head on with the new and refined Language Manager and other multilingual capabilities now available in Joomla! 2.5.
Now, webmasters and content creators can create websites to be presented in multiple languages, without ever needing to step outside of the options available in the Joomla! core software. This is a big step forward and represents a set of capabilities that can make websites much more accessible, reaching out to a much larger audience. Jon Neubauer, an active member of the Joomla! community, demonstrates how to create a Multilingual Joomla! 2.5 site. There are related resources at the end of this article for additional help constructing a Multilingual Joomla! site.