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In farm solutions you can use resource files inside aspx-pages by deploying resx-files to the hive. MSDN have some documentation but there's no example for page layouts, just managed code which is deprecated in sandboxed solutions.

Is there a way to localize page layouts (html or aspx) in sandboxed solution without using managed code?

EDIT: I have added a request on uservoice, feel free to vote on it!

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take a look at this article in MSDN. It'll outline to you the procedures and limitations about localizing Sandboxed solutoins (same applies to SP 2013):

Localization of Sandboxed Solutions in SharePoint 2010

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    I've created a satelite assembly added the namespace to a aspx page layout <%@ Import Namespace="LocalizePageLayout" %> and attempted to print it like <%= Properties.Resources.HelloWorld %>. I get the yellow screen of death saying "Code blocks are not allowed in this file.". – Gabriel Smoljár Feb 10 '14 at 10:59
  • Have you tried <asp:Literal runat="server" Text="<%$Resources:MyResources,Foo%>" />? Note that using a farm solution for localization breaks your sandboxed approach as you are not sandboxed anymore. – Dennis G Feb 10 '14 at 11:13

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