lucy24 - 4:20 pm on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
You could save yourself a lot of aggravation if those were the actual filenames, because then all you'd have to do is redirect PAGE([1-4]) to NEW$1.
It would help to explain the real-life reasoning behind the language thing, because you could easily send people in unwanted directions. My own preferences for example-- set in the operating system and presumably handed down to all browsers (I only checked one)-- are:
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE=iu,en-US;q=0.9,en;q=0.8,nb;q=0.7,nn;q=0.6,de;q=0.5,it;q=0.4,la;q=0.3,fr;q=0.2,es;q=0.1 I've actually got nine more on the master list, but the counter wouldn't go further. I have yet to see a www site written in la. Or, for that matter, iu.
Are you trying to reach only people whose first-choice language is de or es? What if they prefer Austrian or Swiss German? My OS offers both as separate options. Are they all being sent to the same German-and-Spanish ghetto?
To top things off, there is a-- stop me if you've heard this one-- relevant bug in MSIE 6 [webmasterworld.com] which we can only hope has now been fixed... and won't recur in later versions.