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


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.


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

1 Answer 1


The link below explains a similar scenario.



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, 2014 at 14:29
  • @kei could you please check SPWeb.Locale as well to confirm it is correct. SPWeb.Locale vs SPWeb.Language May 23, 2014 at 14:35
  • You can also set the lanuage on the search page. Check this link out for more information. May 23, 2014 at 14:42
  • Checked just now using PowerShell. {LCID:3084, Name:fr-CA, DisplayName:French (Canada)}
    – kei
    May 23, 2014 at 14:43
  • I've set the language of the search page as well. Still nothing.
    – kei
    May 23, 2014 at 14:50

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