[Bins] Language issue

Jérôme SAUTRET jerome at sautret.org
Mon Jun 20 01:38:18 BST 2005

On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 07:28:28PM -0400, Satya wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 12:08:34AM +0200, Bettina Slottved wrote:
> >I have about 2500 pictures on my daughters' websites. At present, their
> >sites are in Danish but we have a lot of American friends who don't
> >speak Danish, so I would like to make an English site as well but I
> >think that it is stupid to have all the pictures published twice.
> Depends on how your web server etc. is set up.
> One way: make two separate sites, then delete all the images from one.
> Have the html files suffixed with the language code:
> index.html.en or index.html.[whatever it is for danish]
> and then merge the two trees. This would need some simple but deep bash
> or perl scripting.
> Or keep the trees apart, and any requests for a JPG file in the tree
> that does not have pictures, rewrite (using Apache rules) to refer to
> the other tree. This needs knowledge of Apache configuration.

Yes, this should work with the mod_rewrite Apache module : 

Say you have four albums trees corresponding to the same album in
different languages, in four different directories named with the
language code :


To have only one copy of each picture, remove them from all trees
except one (say en) :
find /var/www/album/{da,de,fr} \( -iname \*.JPG -o -iname \*.jpg -o \
     -iname \*.gif -o -iname \*.png -o -iname \*.avi -o -iname \*.mpg \)
     -exec rm -f {} \;

And add a RewriteRule to your apache conf file to redirect all request
for an image to the en tree :

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule   ^/album/[^e][^n]/(.*\.(jpg|gif|png|avi|mpg))$ \
               /album/en/$1 [NC]

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