This option allows you to define which languages are used by the application. This affects the language in which commands, messages and other text are displayed. In this screen you can add or edit language definitions, make them active or inactive, and set the default language for the application.
Note that this should not be confused with languages that you may assign to a catalogue record.
This section describes the following tasks:
- adding a new language
- editing a language definition
- defining the default language
- deactivating a language
- activating a language
To access Language Maintenance, select System Management > Language Maintenance.
The Language Maintenance page appears:
By default, inactive languages are not shown. Tick Show not active to include all inactive languages in the list; untick it to hide them.
To add a new language definition:
click Add in the Actions menu. A new form opens up, above the list of languages:
- Enter information into the following fields (only the Name field is required):
Name: Unique name for the language ISO Code: International standard code for the language, eg EN for English. The full list can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes. LCID: Microsoft code for the language - determines which set of noise words is used. The full list can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb964664.aspx. Supported by FTS: Tick the box if this language has an LCID number - if not, the default set of noise words is used instead Is Default: Tick the box if this language is to be the default language
If you enter a name that already exists, you will see the following message:
- When you have finished, click Update to save the language definition
By default, the new language is active and appears in the list of active languages.
To edit a language definition:
- click Edit next to the language. The same form opens up as for adding a new language.
- Make the required changes then click Update to save the language definition.
To change the default language:
- click on the item to highlight it
- then click Set default in the Actions menu
Deactivating a language hides it from use within the application, although the definition remains in existence, so that it can be re-activated at any time.
To deactivate a language:
- either click Deactivate next to the item, or click on the item to highlight it
- then click Deactivate in the Actions menu
- The language then disappears from the list
However, if the language to be deactivated has been assigned to one or more Country definitions, you will see the following message, indicating that the language cannot be deactivated:
- Tick Show not active to include all inactive languages in the list.
- Then either click Activate next to the item, or click on the item to highlight it, then click Activate in the Actions menu.