I'm constructing a site that has 6 localized versions (English, German, Russian etc.). So the site is supposed to have a localized navigation menu with a common structure across the languages.
I've decided that importing menu items though several Drupal API calls would be the quickest way to create the menu structure I need. So I've learned how to save menu links with
menu_link_save() function and they even get their language field set correctly... but those imported items in different languages mix with each other and get displayed all togeher :-(
When I open and save some imported menu item through Drupal administrative interface it starts behaving properly and gets displayed only when the site is in it's language. Also the 'options' database field for this item becomes populated with some additional data compared to other imported items.
So my question is: what i18n API or some other function should i call to save menu items with all needed options? Maybe there is a better way to painlessly import menus?
Thanks in advance!