Welcome Serena Central users! CLICK HERE
The migration of the Serena Central community is currently underway. Be sure to read THIS MESSAGE to get your new login set up to access your account.
Former Member Absent Member.
Absent Member.
462 views

[archive] Multi Language Support

[Migrated content. Thread originally posted on 24 March 2004]

We have been able run our application in other languages besides English (Japanese, Korean, Hebrew) but only on localized versions of Windows or with the code-page on an english version of windows set to the specific language needed. This works great for companies that only need the one language but for companies that need to be able to input and work with multiple languages, this does not work. It seems to be an issue in that the Acucobol Runtime is a non-unicode program and so can only support one language at a time.

Microsoft has a program called AppLocale that apparently uses their program compatability stuff in XP and 2003 to change the code page of a specific running application. This is half of the solution. It would allow our program to be run in several different languages on the same system, but someone with Japanese as their language would see text in Korean as unreadable.

We also looked at the MUI stuff available for Win2003 but although it changes all of the menus to the user's language, it does not change the user's default codepage.

Does acucorp forsee supporting unicode in their runtime or do they have another solution for being able to support multiple languages within the runtime?

Dan
Infotrax Systems
0 Likes
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of Micro Focus. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation. Certain versions of content ("Material") accessible here may contain branding from Hewlett-Packard Company (now HP Inc.) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. As of September 1, 2017, the Material is now offered by Micro Focus, a separately owned and operated company. Any reference to the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks is historical in nature, and the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks are the property of their respective owners.