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EPrints 3 can be easily translated into any language, even multi-lingual repositories can be made. To do it you simply need to copy the phrase files in the lang/en directory into the newly created lang/<langID> directory representing your chosen language and translate the phrase files. Below are some more guides and information about translating EPrints. Remember if you make a successful translation to upload it to so that other people can benefit from your effort.

Internationalization usually covers two different issues:

  • the repository speaks several languages not just English -- this is usually called translation
  • the repository handles and accepts documents, authors, bibliographic info, search requests in other languages as well.

EPrints uses utf-8 encoding internally, enabling the usage of arbitrary character sets in any data, or in any communications. The web pages and other messages are composed from language dependent phrases, which makes translating a relatively easy task.

EPrints has a mechanism for searching and indexing non-English language documents as well. This feature, however, has not been used (and tested) extensively yet.