For example, because Arabic is a partially localised, language fallback options could be either English, French or both. This particular multiple fallback feature is known as ‘chained fallback’ i.e. if a value isn’t found in the fallback language, Sitecore falls back to a third, fourth or fifth option, and so on…

For international sites on Sitecore 8.1 language fallback is a great enhancement

Language Fallback is fully configurable on the granular level, whereby Sitecore items, fields and templates can have fallback enabled.

Key features:

  • Chained fallback
  • Granular fallback control of items and fields
  • Configurable site-level and template fields
  • Language fallback rules
  • Language selector indicates which languages have fallback versions enabled
  • Versions selector on a fallback item displays the corresponding message