We're currently building a rather large website that will be release in swedish initially, but other languages later on. For this reason we've built everything in english and then translated everything to swedish. For the release, only swedish should be accessible. This is where the problem begins.
-We don't want / can't use language URL prefixes for different reasons (PURL clashes, uglyness, won't need once the site is available in more than one language)
-We can't use Swedish as default language because that will break all of the translations (string translations will then consider swedish as the original language). Since everything from fields, labels, content types, help text etc. are in english originally this is not an option.
-We can use browser detection, but that isn't really fool-proof and doesn't cover all cases. A lot of users in sweden use english as browser language.
-We could use IP location, as an addition to the above, but it's not fool proof either.
What we would really need is to use Swedish as the default language but somehow use english as the language of origin. Is this possible somehow?