How do we manage multiple languages for a single document say, an invoice using one layout set in Smart Forms?
I would like to know the effective/advantageous approach because we need to support around 10 different languages.
The advantages of a single, shared form include: consistent look and feel, avoiding dual maintenance for shared logic (or, in your case, up to 10x maintenance), and simplified output determination. On the other hand, a single form does constrain your design and can make for a more complex implementation. Also, it requires just as much testing as multiple forms would. Generally speaking, I prefer to leverage a single shared form whenever possible. In your case, since there are ten, that may be a challenge, but it seems possible. The decision point is best reached mid-way through the design process, so that there is still time to choose another approach.
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