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Our user profiles have a property who values are coming from a term store.

http:/testSite/en/search/Pages/peopleresults.aspx?k="cheese"

This works fine and the results page is populated by users who like love cheese.

The issue now is that we have a French variation in our site and doing a search for "fromage" (Cheese in French), yields no result.

http:/testSite/fr/search/Pages/peopleresults.aspx?k="fromage"

We have "fromage" set as the FR label in our term store so I don't know what the issue is.

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The link below explains a similar scenario.

http://www.sharepointblogs.be/blogs/timmy/archive/2011/12/01/mui-managed-metadata-vs-search.aspx

Accordingly:

it depends on what the default language is of your web.

Therefore please check if the default language of the web is correctly set to french or if it is a multilingual site, then please select the language as mentioned in the link above.

Hopefully this helps.

  • Very informative post there. I have checked and the default language is indeed French, but there are still no search results – kei May 23 '14 at 14:29
  • @kei could you please check SPWeb.Locale as well to confirm it is correct. SPWeb.Locale vs SPWeb.Language – Sabrish Ayyappan Balachander May 23 '14 at 14:35
  • You can also set the lanuage on the search page. Check this link out for more information. – Sabrish Ayyappan Balachander May 23 '14 at 14:42
  • Checked just now using PowerShell. {LCID:3084, Name:fr-CA, DisplayName:French (Canada)} – kei May 23 '14 at 14:43
  • I've set the language of the search page as well. Still nothing. – kei May 23 '14 at 14:50

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