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  • Managing the languages and the character set
  • Nation function and file of error messages
  • Identifier of languages
  • Changing language
  • Changing languages and framework messages
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Defines or identifies the display language (captions, messages, ...) used for the windows, pages, reports and controls.
This function allows you to develop international applications that can be distributed in several languages.
Example
Reports and Queries
// -- Menu choice: &File..&Languages..&English
// Change the language via a menu
Nation(nationEnglish)
Use(WIN_IntMenu)
Syntax

Modifying the runtime language Hide the details

Nation(<Language number>)
<Language number>: Integer or Integer constant
Identifier of language to use (value defined in the project editor).  This identifier can be returned by GetCountryList.
The list of identifiers is specified in the Remarks.
The change will be effective:

    Retrieving the number of the current language Hide the details

    <Result> = Nation()
    <Result>: Integer or Integer constant
    Identifier of language currently used (see the Notes).
    Remarks

    Managing the languages and the character set

    By default, captions and messages are displayed in the default language, which is selected in the "Languages" tab of the project description window ("Default language" in the context menu of the list of languages).
    ChangeCharset allows you to find out and modify the character set used. When changing language (Nation), if the new language is using a different character set, this character set must be changed by ChangeCharset.
    To change the language of current system, use SysNation.

    Nation function and file of error messages

    LoadError is used to load the error message file in the desired language.. This function is independent of Nation.
    If an error file is available for each language supported by the application (or the site), this WDM file must be reloaded after each change of language performed by Nation.

    Identifier of languages

    The identifiers of languages are as follows:
    IdentifierConstantLanguage
    1nationGerman
    German
    2nationAmerican
    American
    3nationEnglish
    English
    4nationAustralian
    Australian
    5nationFrench
    French
    6nationDanish
    Danish
    7nationSpanish
    Spanish
    8nationFinnish
    Finnish
    9nationFrenchCanadian
    French Canadian
    10nationIcelandic
    Icelandic
    11nationItalian
    Italian
    12nationDutch
    Dutch
    13nationNorwegian
    Norwegian
    14nationPortuguese
    Portuguese
    15nationBrazilianPortuguese
    Brazilian Portuguese
    16nationRussian
    Russian
    17nationSwedish
    Swedish
    18nationCzech
    Czech
    19nationArabic
    Arabic
    20nationBosniac
    Bosnian
    21nationBulgarian
    Bulgarian
    22nationTraditionalChinese
    Chinese
    23nationChinese
    Simplified Chinese
    24nationKorean
    Korean
    25nationCroatian
    Croatian
    26nationEstonian
    Estonian
    27nationGreek
    Greek
    28nationHebrew
    Hebrew
    29nationHungarian
    Hungarian
    30nationIrish
    Irish
    31nationJapanese
    Japanese
    32nationLatvian
    Latvian
    33nationLithuanian
    Lithuanian
    34nationPolish
    Polish
    35nationRomanian
    Romanian
    36nationSerbian
    Serbian
    37nationSlovak
    Slovakian
    38nationSlovenian
    Slovenian
    39nationThai
    Thai
    40nationTurkish
    Turkish
    41nationVietnamese
    Vietnamese
    42nationAfrikaans
    Afrikaans
    43nationBengali
    Bengali
    44nationBelarusian
    Belorussian
    45nationCatalan
    Catalan
    46nationIndonesian
    Indonesian
    47nationMacedonian
    Macedonian
    48nationPunjabi
    Punjabi
    49nationSindhi
    Sindhi
    50nationHindi
    Hindi
    Custom languages
    201
    Language 1
    202
    Language 2
    203
    Language 3
    204
    Language 4
    205
    Language 5
    206
    Language 6
    207
    Language 7
    208
    Language 8
    209
    Language 9
    210
    Language 10
    211
    Language 11
    212
    Language 12

    Changing language

    • Nation changes the runtime language.
      The change will be effective:
        After the call to Nation, the windows, the pages, ... display the titles, the captions, ... in the requested language.
      • To modify the language of the current window or page, you must:
      • Translation not found:
        If the translation of a window, page, message, ... was not performed for the specified language (the element is not associated with this language), the mechanism of preferred languages displays the information in a language close to the desired one. For more details, see Managing the application language through programming.
      • Changing language via a menu option:
        If the change of language is performed via a menu option:
        • the menu remains in the language selected by default. To modify the menu language, you must redisplay:

        Changing languages and framework messages

        The framework language automatically adapts to the application language defined by Nation. For example:
        Nation(nationFrench) // framework in French
        Nation(nationFrenchCanadian) // framework in French
        Nation(nationSpanish) // framework in Spanish
        Nation(nationCatalan) // framework in Spanish
        // Other case:
        // Nation(nationxxx): framework in English
        NationFramework allows you to force the use of one of the languages for the framework.
        Component: wd280vm.dll
        Minimum version required
        • Version 9
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