This is so weird..
I have an existing template and i created a new field with checkbox property. i set it "Shared" and seletected the default value as "Selected"

The weird thing is when i go to my existing items and see the value
the english version doesnt have the default value where as the French version has it. Keep in mind this is a Newly created field. so it has not been modified by me. there are 100s of such components and all of them behave the same way..

looks like a sitecore bug - but can some one verify?

My Template My Template

The English version The English version

The French version The French Version

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    Have you created a version on the standard values item for both French and English?
    – Richard Seal
    Commented Oct 2, 2017 at 23:34
  • This looks similar to the bug noted in the following link but that bug involves language fallback while this involves a shared field: xcentium.com/blog/2016/05/11/…
    – Teeknow
    Commented Oct 3, 2017 at 22:37
  • @RichardSeal Yes. i did. also note that it is shared . Commented Oct 5, 2017 at 16:53
  • Was the field changed from normal (versioned) to shared at some point recently (or ever)?
    – Mark Cassidy
    Commented Oct 9, 2017 at 22:01
  • Do the raw values of the English and French versions reflect the same inconsistency?
    – Nick Allen
    Commented Nov 8, 2017 at 17:22

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Judging from the screenshots, it appears that the English version doesn't have a Standard Values. I understand for a Shared field this seems counter-intuitive, but I'd like to see a screenshot of the English version after you've installed Standard Values and set the checkbox to true. It'd also be interesting to see if creating a Standard Values in English automatically ticks the box due to its shared nature and the existence of a value for the field in French Standard Values.

Assuming it's a bug (It'd be useful to know your Sitecore version number), it would appear that Standard Value resolution does not take trans-language Standard Values into consideration.

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