Lightroom: Better ways to manage multi-language keywords

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It would be great if there was a way to manage multilingual keywords.
My idea is having the ability to add a 'column' to the existing hierarchy (and defining a language for that column) where I then can add all the translated keywords.
Maybe also the ability to choose the language/s in the export dialog would be great.

Of course I could use synonyms to store 'other-language-keywords' but this approach is not ideal because you can't really manage what's set as a synonym (no filtering or so). Another way would be creating a separate hierarchy for the second language but this is quite unmanageable.
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john beardsworth

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You can't filter using the Library Filter columns - but you can using smart collections.
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Multi langage keyword is part of the standard, just not implemented by adobe. I too, would love to see that.
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It should be able to create keyword lists in two languages at least in Lightroom 4, in English and local language. It's because not everyone speaks English, but English is required to exhibit the photo on the stock. It will make work easier.
The idea is to choose language of keywords at the moment of transfer the images.
And more, the ability to edit lists of keywords in a separate extended window, to facilitate.
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It's a great idea. Very facilitate the work and send photos to stock.
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no need to create alternate tree.

when you create a new keyword,by default no langage is assocated to it, but you could set one. Then you could add translation as you add synonym. for each translation you would have to select the langage.
Doing so for each keyword, you create a keyword tree in all the langage you use .
Then otpionnaly you could set the keyword tree langage to switch it from one to another langage.
un-translated keyword would by default appear anyevery langage
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"when you create a new keyword,by default no langage is assocated to it, but you could set one"

How exactly would I do this? I do not remember having seen "language" in the context of keywords.
Some text instructions or screen shots would be very welcome.
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another idea for simplifying the management of keywords in LR - as there is no space on the right hand panel...how about a popup windows just like the one for watermarks...something like this:


where one can manage all options for all keywords? Set the 'Keyword Tag Options', synonyms etc all in one go without having to open up every single keyword.
This would also give the possibility to include additional keyword languages (which was my idea that started this thread in the first place).