A new 'Restriction by language' availability condition additional plugin for Moodle 2.7 (available from https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=availability_language ) looks very promising for all bi-lingual and multi-lingual sites.
It might be a good idea to try it in as many sites as possible, and if it is as awesome and well implemented as David Mudrák wrote, I'd suggest that we add an issue in the tracker and vote for this plugin to be included in future Moodle core branches.
I will be looking forward to the opinions of other Moodle translators.
Just tested, works fine.
We've installed this plugin and works great.
This plugin is very useful to design multilingual courses without using the multilang filter or at least partially replacing it.
It's so much easier to do it this way and it really makes the difference, so my +1 to proposing this plugin to be included in the core.
Of course I did it, David!
Great option, BTW
I agree with Koen. Also I can't see why it should be language pack maintainers having so strong vote on this feature. I would prefer hearing from teachers / course designers rather. Additionally, I am generally reserved when it comes accepting plugins into core. I would prefer light core with many well maintained plugins.
Apparently I used to be a language teacher I think it is a good plugin - I wonder if anyone has mentioned the tracker issue in the Moodle for Language Teaching course? (And btw a few years ago someone sent me a private message encouraging me to vote on an issue, and I deliberately didn't vote because they had specifically asked me to!)
While I acknowledge that David has an extremely good first-hand knowledge about Moodle plugins (being the plugins master wizard), many Moodle users world-wide are restricted to using CORE Moodle for teaching, as additional plugins are often not available (eg, free Moodle cloud), or expensive to add (eg, Moodle Partners) by many hosting sites. And the language (other than English) support Moodle has had since version 1 is excellent, but there is still room for improvement.
According to the Statistics page at https://moodle.net/stats/ , the number of Moodle non-English sites might even be larger than the number of English Moodle sites.
So, I think Moodle would be even better if it had a stronger and easier support for many languages, preferibly simultaneous, usage.
> Also I can't see why it should be language pack maintainers having so strong vote on this feature.
Can't tell for the others. But as a language maintainer, I get a lot of messages/questions/requests about language related features in Moodle (e.g. this one) from the french community, and I feel like I've to transmit these concerns to the whole Moodle community and to Moodle HQ.
I must say too that the 99% of Moodle users of the french community (can't tell for other communities) don't know about the tracker, so when one issue is about a feature they've told me they need, I suggest them to vote about this very issue. Seems fair to me.
I totally agree with Koen: "People who need the feature should vote, and only those". I am afraid I wrote a poorly constructed English paragraph and conveyed the wrong impression.
BUT, my point was: how can somebody vote if that somebody does not know that there is a tracker issue for it?,
I do not want to ask many Moodlers to vote. I want to ask them to have a look at the tracker issue. If they think it is a good idea, they might vote for it.