Does SXA have out of the box support (i.e. some API method to call) for Dictionary text stored at a per-site level? If so, how is this enabled?

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    You can use the OOTB Sitecore Dictionary, and set the dictionaryDomain attribute on the site node entry (and use domain fallback if you want). Worth bearing in mind for variants.
    – jammykam
    Commented Feb 27, 2020 at 16:28
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    This was added ootb in 9.3
    – Gatogordo
    Commented Feb 27, 2020 at 17:08

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In Sitecore 9.3 when you create a new site you will find a Dictionary node in it. This works like the ootb Sitecore dictionary and includes fallback to more generic dictionaries (you can set which ones).

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Reading values from this dictionary can be done with Scriban with the sc_translate function. More info here: https://ggullentops.blogspot.com/2019/11/sitecore-sxa-93-scriban.html

If you are not on 9.3, you could use the solution Kamruz mentioned or go custom.. For an older project I created a custom variant that could handle translations. Creating the variant can be found here: https://ggullentops.blogspot.com/2019/04/sitecore-sxa-custom-rendering-variant-translation.html. You do need to link this variant to a translation mechanism - in our case that was custom too, but out of scope for that blog post. You could link it to any code that can translate labels though.

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