Bilingual search function?


#1

Hi all,
I’m the in-house archivist for a small non-profit, and I have a question about the functionality of Omeka. I’m currently putting together a collection of materials from a Honduran nun, and I need our archive to be bilingual–more specifically, I need our search function to be bilingual. If someone searches ‘gato’ I need results for ‘cat’ to come up and vice versa. Users will be both English and Spanish-speaking, so some sort of translation will be in order. I’m new to Omeka, so I don’t know
a) if this is possible at all and
b) if this will involve making every entry twice.

I didn’t see anything about this in previous posts, but if there’s some sort of guide on the topic, please send it my way.
Thanks for the help,
Kendra


#2

Omeka Classic does not have multilingual support. People have made some creative modifications to the code to simulate multilingual features, but it requires some technical proficiency. A search feature that you describe could work if you describe an item using both English and Spanish. Someone had similar questions a few years ago: Bi/multilingual toggle plugin?