Multi-language support




Defining a Language

Thorough Unicode implementation enables to create applications in any language, including Russian, Chinese, etc. Applications can simultaneously run in multiple languages. Language selection is defined for individual users. Viewing data in multiple languages is enabled by defining a Dictionary in the GREDIT graphical interface.





User Settings


Users can adjust the HI scheme view in a particular language (depending on user rights) so that it meets their needs. You can edit a language setting in the User Settings menu.


The following preview shows how a user can switch languages in the HI interface; after switching, the text is displayed in the selected language.





Creating a multilanguage screen from a single language screen


The D2000 system application allows to display certain data in multiple languages. In the dictionary, users can define available languages, keywords and texts associated with the keywords.


To create a custom dictionary, it is important to:


1. Define a language

2. Define a keyword

3. Define a text associated with the keyword in a particular language

Following these steps, users create a table.






Key Configuration


When configuring keys, we use a mask {!key name}. If a keyword cannot be found in the dictionary, GREDITOR notifies a user by highlighting the word in red.






Two methods how to create a keyword dictionary:


1. Press Dictionary in the screen.

2. Configuration D2000-> Dictionary...






Defining a Language


Language can be defined in an open dictionary. Users can define any language. They can also edit existing languages.






Creating a Key


To enter a key to the dictionary, press the Create a dictionary button in the dictionary.





After creating a key, insert the key into the scheme and try to switch languages.






Exporting Keys


When exporting keys, the dictionary offers various options:


1.Export all keys to a file

2.Export used keys to a file

3.Export unused keys to a file

4.Export selected keys to a file





When exporting, users can select whether the keys are exported with a time tag or without a time tag. Keys are exported to a *.CVS format.




Importing Keys


The dictionary allows to import keywords in an Excel format. Key import requires the correct file format.


1. Format without a time tag





2. Format with a time tag





The following preview shows how to create an Excel format to be imported to the dictionary.




Topics: multi-language-support

Written by:

Boris Čonto

Boris Čonto