seo – Is another sitemap per language ok? How can I tell Google about this?

You can have multiple sitemaps per site. This is an excellent example of when this makes sense.

Make sure you have a sitemap index listing each of your sitemaps. It will probably look like this:



    
        http://website.net/sitemap_fr.xml
        2004-10-01
    
    
        http://website.net/sitemap_de.xml
        2005-01-01
    
    
        http://website.net/sitemap_es.xml
        2005-01-01
    

Remember to link this index in your robots.txt file, for example:

Sitemap: http://website.net/sitemapindex.xml

There is also the option to specify alternative pages in your sitemap itself. The setup is a bit more complicated and inherently does not answer the original question about the user-suggested settings.