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Vitro and VIVO are seeing increased use in territories around the world. Whether it is in Germany, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Denmark, France,  many institutions need to have support for languages other than English.

The core infrastructure of Vitro is well placed to address these needs - the triple store allows strings to be marked with language tags, and the user interface mostly consists of Freemarker templates, that have externalised messages which can be translated into other languages.

However, whilst the technology is there, the current implementation does not fully address the needs of the international community. A handful of pages remain in JSP, without any internationalisation support currently provided. Handling for labels and plurals is often lacking. How fields that may have multiple representations (translations) should be handled is unclear.


  1. Create a work process for translations, including file structures and documentation, that supports independent development of translations and facilitates builds of the system with these translations.
  2. Prioritize opportunities to improve translations
  3. Improve the translations


Graham Triggs - facilitator

Mike Conlon - facilitator

 Christian Hauschke, TIB

Chantel Risdale, Research Data Canada

John Fereira

Jose Luis Martin - UC3M

Roberto JR

Pierre Nault

Tatiana Walther, TIB

Anna Kasprzik, TIB

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