Multilingual Content

Can your website speak Chinese? Having a website translated into multiple languages is the first step to grow your business to new markets. Kentico allows you to easily manage websites in any number of languages, including Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic or Eastern European languages.
 Go Global with Multilingual Content

Highly Flexible Site Structure

With Kentico, every language version may have its own site structure that is completely independent from other languages.

Get Control Over Translated Content

Kentico will show you which documents are not translated yet or which are outdated in comparison to the default language.

Fallback to the Default Language

If some document is not translated into the required language, the website can optionally display the default language version.

Smart Language Selection

When a new visitor comes to the website, the appropriate content culture can be automatically displayed:

  • based on the domain name (e.g. would default to French version) 
  • based on the browser language settings

UNICODE and Eastern Languages

All content is stored in UNICODE and displayed in UTF-8 or UTF-16 encoding which ensures compatibility with any language, including Russian, Chinese, Hebrew or Arabic.

Right-to-Left Support

Kentico automatically supports languages that read from right to left (RTL). A single web site can be created in both LTR and RTL language, such as Hebrew or Arabic. Also, Kentico editing interface works correctly with RTL languages.

Date and Time Format

Kentico can be configured for any calendar and numeric format.

User Interface Localized into Many Languages

Kentico user interface is available in many languages, including the ones listed on the right. Moreover, you can easily create your own translation or change the wording to better fit your terminology.

Language-Specific Workflow Process

You can define a workflow process with different people for every language. So if you have a German office that manages the German version of your website, they can use a different workflow than your U.S. office.

You can also choose users who are authorized to edit a particular language version.

Automatic Time Conversion for Global Websites

Kentico allows users to choose their time zone and have the website display the date and time values in their local time zone. So if they are in London and the web server is in New York, they will see for example date and time values in their local London time instead of the U.S. server time.

This feature is supported in both the administration interface and on the live site (e.g. in the Forums module).

Related Features

Files, Images and Video