Skip to main content
  • Subscribe by RSS
  • Ex Libris Knowledge Center

    Multi-Lingual Configuration in Primo VE

    For Alma-Summon environments, see Multi-Lingual Configuration for Alma-Summon.

    Return to menu

    The Multi-Lingual Configuration page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Multi-Lingual Configuration) configures the rules needed to mark Subject, Creator, and Contributor fields with a language-specific identifier so that Primo VE can display only fields associated with the user's preferred language.


    Multi-Lingual Configuration Page

    For records that contain multilingual content, you can display the supported fields based on the user's preferred language. Previously, the system displayed the supported fields for all languages in the facets and the record's details. For example, if the following Subject fields are defined in the catalog:

    • If multi-lingual fields are not configured, the system will display all Subjects, regardless of the UI's language setting:


    • If multi-lingual fields are configured, the system will display only the relevant Subjects:


    Currently, this functionality supports terms for Creator, Contributor, and Subject fields only.

    To add rules for a field:
    1. Open the Multi-Lingual Configuration page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Multi-Lingual Configuration).

    2. Select Add New Field to open the Define Field Conditions page .


      Define Field Conditions Page
      • For languages that do not have a condition defined, the UI will display all items for that field.

      • For languages that do have a condition defined, the UI will display all matching items of that language and all items that do not match a condition for another language.

    3. In the Field drop-down list, select one of the following fields: Subject, Creator, or Contributor.

    4. Select the Enable for Display field if you want to display language-specific terms in a record's full details.

      This option does not require re-indexing and should take effect shortly after saving your configuration.

    5. Select the Enable for Facet field if you want to display language-specific terms in Facets.

      • After this option is selected, you must contact Support to run re-indexing.

      • When this option is enabled in the NZ, it applies to all records in NZ (including those records linked to IZs). When this option is enabled in an IZ, it applies only to local records created in that IZ (not to NZ records that are linked to that IZ).

    6. In the Field Conditions section, select Add Condition to open the Add Condition dialog box.


      Add Condition Dialog Box
    7. Specify the following fields:

      • Subfield – Specify the subfield in which the field's language identifier is stored.

      • Operator – Specify the operator to use to match the value with the subfield: Contains or Exact.

      • Value – Specify the value of the language identifier that is stored in the specified subfield.

      • Interface Language – The language identifier to which to apply to the field.

    8. Select Add Condition to save your condition and to return to the Define Field Conditions page.

    9. Select Save to save your changes and to return to the Multi-Lingual Configuration page.

    • Was this article helpful?