| 2:36 am on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
MovableType has a full Japanese interface and works great as a full-fledged CMS. I use it on a number of sites that use none of the blog features at all. MovableType has offices in Japan and local support if you need it.
| 3:13 am on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Thanks Bill I will give it a look.
| 6:09 am on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
MT released a new version last week that I haven't updated to yet, but the developers are saying that you can finally switch the language of the back-end interface. So, technically, you could develop your site with the back-end in English and yet allow content editors to choose a Japanese interface.
| 10:19 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)|
That is exactly what I was looking for. I do not read a lick of Japanese. I will give it a download and check it out. Thanks
| 12:57 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Drupal is another CMS package that is more portal-oriented, yet you can change the interface language with add-in modules. They have a Japanese site and fully translated interface modules as well.
| 1:18 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I also use drupal for one of my Japanese sites. Easy to install, update and already mostly translated into Japanese. Nice inteface and lots of neat extra modules too.
| 4:58 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
How does the Drupal interface handle modules on the back-end when you're using Japanese? A lot of the modules are developed in English and given their number I doubt all of the module Admin screens show up in Japanese. If your site Admin is comfortable with English you're OK, but I'd be interested to hear from someone with a working install.
| 6:24 am on Jul 22, 2006 (gmt 0)|
You can add the text to be replaced quite easily using:
Strings to search for:
You enter the english expression, which will bring up the terms, then you can edit them in using the interface in both English and Japanese.
Easier to use than explain! Suggest you try an install, really quite simple to put up.
| 11:29 am on Jul 22, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I do have a few sites using Drupal, but none of them are bilingual. If I can find myself some time to kill I might give it a whirl. ;)