I don't know whether this is possible in SharePoint or not but can someone please confirm about this.

I have created a multi-lingual term set so for ex. for a term called energy I added a Spanish term also called Energía now when I am tagging if I tagged a document with Energy (or) Energía the document should appear on search, but its not happening like that. Is this default behavior can I achieve my requirement with any other way for more clear understanding I am attaching my terms

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  • you would need that beyond tagging content to also run a full crawl. go onto the SSA and under Managed Properties and see if you find your actual Managed Metadata column mapped. have a look at your Crawl Log see if no issues appear. – Marius Constantinescu - MVP Jun 26 '12 at 19:47
  • Hi Marius Thanks for the comment . But when i am searching after a full crawl for the tag Energy in default laungauge (English ) the document is appearing .but when i am searching for Energia its not appearing ...also all these are terms so do i need to map every individual term if so can you please elaborate on that,.. – Anil Jun 26 '12 at 19:58
  • have you simply tried with a site in another language (Spanish)? as SharePoint uses those labels particularly in that case – Marius Constantinescu - MVP Jun 27 '12 at 6:02

I found some explanations on Timmy Gilissen's Blog of this behaviour:

MUI Managed metadata vs. Search

And a workaround

Multilingual Taxonomy Search http://www.moss2007.be/blogs/timmy/archive/2011/08/01/multilingual-taxonomy-search.aspx

Hope it helps,



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