Tableau multi-language and translation techniques

This image has nothing to do with this post, I just like it 😄 It’s from the 100th Monkey Multi-Language by Chris Philpott, check it out.
  • Data points
  • Field captions
  • Dates & number formats
  • Any free text around the dashboards
  • the GUI elements (e.g. embedded object toolbar text and captions) → not covered in this post!
  • How dynamic the solution needs to be?
  • Is templating needed, can I manage multiple content versions?
  • and more…
  • Do you really need multiple languages?
  • If so, can you go for a simple hard coded solution or do you need a fully localized approach with templating and xml hacking?
  • This will certainly look amazing for the end user, but the more sophistication you need, chances are the more of a Frankenstein you might need to maintain.

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