After reading various sources in the past day or so, I find that adding translations to a theme I am creating for personal use makes me shift some entries from Params to the translation file. Is this recommended? Or should I create language specific Params?
In multilingual sites, language-specific values can exist in:
- Configuration (examples:
menus, properties in the root table)
- Content (examples:
- Layouts (examples:
So you’ve got some flexibility, which is great, but what’s the best way? To some extent this is a matter of preference, but the principle of least surprise can guide you.
Let’s say you want a language-specific subtitle for your home page. You could do this via any of the methods above, including content (i.e., a front matter value in
_index.de.md). But to me, the site’s subtitle is a site parameter, so it should go in the site configuration, just like the site title.
Another factor to consider is simplicity of maintenance. For example, I would rather maintain language-specific values in the
i18n directory than have to hunt through language-specific layouts.
You are right. I am just now realizing the flexibility of Hugo. I looked into all these methods you pointed and I will stick with i18n.
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