[Koha] Questions concerning customization & localization of OPAC main page

Katrin Fischer Katrin.Fischer.83 at web.de
Sun Sep 21 01:28:48 NZST 2014

Hi Stephan,

I am currently using a bit if jQuery and HTML classes for switching the
content to the language that is currently selected:

if ($('html').attr('lang')=='de-DE') {
} else {

<div class="en">
<div class = "de-DE">

I am quite sure there are smarter ways to do it, but maybe it helps you
to find a solution that works well for you.

You can also create links that go directly to any OPAC page in the
language you want using an URL parameter: ?language=en (Bug 9735)

The language that is selected when a user accesses the OPAC is also
determined by the language settings of the browser.

Hope this helps,


Am 20.09.2014 um 15:09 schrieb Stephan Witoszynskyj:
> " <koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
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> Hi,
> I've got a few questions concerning customization and localization of the OP=
> AC start page. First of all here's the info regarding my installation: Koha 3=
> .16, bootstrap theme with three languages activated.
> My first question is the following: I'm aware of the areas that can be fille=
> d with content and that I can enter content in HTML in the global system par=
> ameters page. Is there a way that I can make this content "language aware"? E=
> .g. by a JavaScript that the determines the language that Koha uses for the O=
> PAC. One thing that I'm thinking of is dynamic content that is generated by s=
> ome JavaScript code.
> My second question is: I'm thinking of using "localized" sub domains e.g. li=
> brary.whatever.com and bibliothek.whatever.com would it be possible that som=
> eone accessing the OPAC via the English sub domain name sees the OPAC in Eng=
> lish and someone who accesses the German sub domain sees the OPAC in German?=
> Regards,=20
>    Stephan=
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