We are working on a prototype for a French-speaking museum, but for the sake of simplicity I think it's best to keep the locales setting to en_US, as there is no direct need to have the cataloging interface in French or to do multi-lingual cataloging. I just want to give the object types and the metadata elements names in French, and encode metadata and lists in that language. There is just a minor issue: I want to use the element "Object identifier" to store the accession number of the museum, but therefore I would like to change the label of that field to "Numéro d'inventaire", just to be coherent with the other names of the metadata elements. So there's no need to change the id of the field in the database, it just concerns the display of the name. But I haven't found a way to modify the label, not through the base profile or the DC profile we're using as a starting point, or over the UI.
This really is a detail, we can just create a new field "Numéro d'inventaire" and put some random unique number in the "Object identifier" field but I just wanted to see whether there would be an easy way to get around this issue.
Any other problems/issues we might bump into in regards to the use of French? I guess we can modify all the field names and other structural elements that are published through Pawtucket?