I'm working a multilingual site in EE and I am optimizing the URL's for SEO reasons in multi languages as well. The purpose is that people can visit the URL
both pointing to the same templategroup 'medewerkers' (medewerkers is staff in English fyi)
Just to be complete: the switch of the language is triggered by the first segment in the URL and works fine
The idea was to have some entries in the .htaccess in the /fr subdir of the site to make the 'translation' of the URL to right template group.
So in this /fr/.htaccess I've specified
RewriteRule ^contact/personnel$ contact/medewerkers
However for some reason this does not seem to work properly