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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed by Michael Noel, Colin Spence

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Understanding and Using Site Variations

Site variations are designed for organizations that support users who speak a number of different languages, and expect to see sites in the language they use on their computer. More specifically, once site variations are defined, users will be redirected based on the language their browser is set to, assuming a site is defined and the prerequisites are configured.

SharePoint 2010, unfortunately, does not do any translation, so the organization will be responsible for performing the translations of the content. The Translatable Columns link from the Site Settings page provides access to the full list of columns used in the site collection, and allows the site administrator to select columns that are “translatable” ...

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