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:
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:
|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:
By default, the new language is active and appears in the list of active languages.
To edit a language definition:
To change the default language:
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:
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: