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Translation Names

The Manage Translation Names form is used to add or modify language translation sets for the application. Two translations are built into the system, English and Spanish. For these default translations the translation name or base language cannot be changed. Either one can be disabled preventing users from using the translation.

Adding Translations

When a new translation is added it is based on one of the built in languages. The new translation will inherit all of the translations from the base providing a starting point for the modifications. Individual strings can now be modified from the Translation Definition form.

Translation Definitions

The Manage Translation Definitions form is used to specify the replacement strings for built in strings. This functionality allows for terminology to be modified along with the ability to add a complete new language.

The active User Defined Translation Names will be shown in the Translation Name drop down list. Selecting a translation name will populate the list of Built In Strings and Translations for the built-in strings.

There are two string types, labels and messages. Messages are the strings that are shown in the right hand message window or in pop up dialog windows. The Label and Message check boxes in the String Type box serve as filters to narrow down the list of built in strings.

The text boxes above the Built In Strings and Translation columns can be used as filters to find the appropriate string and translation. The list will be filtered as information is typed into the text box. The two text boxes can be used in conjunction with each other as well.

Updating Translations

Select the row to be modified and then enter the new translation in the Translation text box below the list. Click Enter to update the translation.

Translation Assignments

The Manage Translation Assignments form allows default translations to be set at the application level and at the plant level.

The Application Default will affect all users in all plants. Setting the Application Default is useful when a custom translation is used to modify some of the terminology.

Default translations can also be set at the plant level. The Default Translation at the plant level will affect all users assigned to the associated plant on the Users form. The plant level setting will override the application level setting. Setting the Plant level default is useful when a plant is located in another country.

User Translation

The Translation setting in the User section allows the logged in user to set an available translation as the active translation for their user ID. The selected translation will be saved for the logged in user. This functionality allows different users to switch between different languages or terminology.

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