I want to display link "Arabic" on my English site so user can click on it to view "Arabic" version. I want to do similar thing on my Arabic site where it will display link "English".

How do I do that?

The place where I will display these words is defined in my Master Page. Or I can do it in Page Layout if not possible in Master Page but need some guidance on it.

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SharePoint 2010 offers 2 ways of multilanguage support:

I would strongly suggest you go through the excellent series from Stefan Gossner http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2011/11/29/sharepoint-variations-the-complete-guide-part-12-customization.aspx

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    Actually English and Arabic sites are already there and I can open them if I write their URL in browser like this: server/sites/mysite/English/Pages/default.aspx server/sites/mysite/Arabic/Pages/default.aspx But I don't want to manually type it and want to have a link (with my own CSS) on top to change website language. Apr 7, 2013 at 14:07
  • Yes, indeed, the variations are already created, irelevant of the menu being enabled. But with the Variations label menu you get exactly what you look for, automatically - links pointing to language sites and automatically hiding language Apr 7, 2013 at 14:55

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