As of the time of writing, Dynamics 365 supports 45 languages. But there is only one English, one Spanish, and one French (to name a few) which makes people in UK, Australia, entire South America, and Canada fairly disappointed, considering that the list of locales contains about 230 entries.
We learned to deal with the absence of the localised flavours in Dynamics 365 but, as it turned out, we do not have to when it comes to the portals. Portals for Dynamics 365 have been released in 43 languages (all supported sans Arabic and Hebrew), and the process of enabling content in another language is straightforward:
- Enable additional languages in Dynamics 365
- Navigate to Portals > Websites in Dynamics 365 and open the Website record. Add Website Language record under Supported Languages
- All applicable entities, e.g. web pages, web link sets and content snippets, will now have multi-lingual content available
But, wait, there is more! When you add a Website Language record, language lookup field comes from the Portal Languages entities.
- Navigate to Portals > Portal Languages
- Add new record and enter the data for the localized language.
- The fields are as following:
- Name: whatever you feel like
- Display name: this part will be visible in the language selector
- Description: meaningful one, of course (but nobody will ever see it)
- Dynamics 365 language: this one is important. Must match one of the 43 supported languages
- LCID: valid .NET language locale identifier (see the link to the list above)
- Code: this will form part of the URL, as in
- Once language is there, follow the steps above to add it to the list of the supported portal languages.
- Deliver your content as required in the worlds of organisations, colours, and sebras.
Can’t wait for our Nordic friends to start delivering portals in sv-BORKBORK.