Localization (NLV) and NLS Support
ibi provides National Language Support and Localized Version support for WebFOCUS and App Studio in select languages. Requests for additional languages may be submitted by contacting Customer Support Services.
For information regarding earlier releases, see the Technical Support page.
National Language Support (NLS)
National Language Support (NLS) involves reading and interpreting data stored in code pages that represent the character sets of various international languages. ibi's proprietary NLS application programming interface (API) code-page architecture transcodes data between application client and server components and manages all sorting, case conversion, and formatting for dates, currency, and numbers.
Localized Version Support (NLV)
A localized version is a software product in which the user interface (for example, menus and utilities) appears in a particular language. ibi localized versions are positional. Each button or menu choice is always in the same relative position in the product, and only the text of the labels changes. Therefore, it is easy for anyone who is familiar with an ibi's product in one language to support that product in another language. Localized versions have complete National Language Support (NLS) capability. You can access data for any supported language, with all national characters processed, displayed, and printed correctly.
WebFOCUS and WebFOCUS Server
WebFOCUS Server supports the following code pages for data processing:
|137 - U.S. English/Western
Europe (Latin 1)
|923 - Latin 9 (ISO 8859-15)|
|437 - U.S. English||942 - Japanese (shift-JIS)|
|813 - Greek (ISO 8859-7)||946 - Simplified Chinese|
|850 - Western Europe||949 - Korean|
|852 - Central Europe||1089 - Arabic (ISO 8859-6)|
|857 - Turkish||1250 - Central Europe (Latin 2)|
|860 - Portuguese||1251 - Cyrillic (Windows)|
|862 - Hebrew||1252 - Windows (Latin 1)|
|863 - French Canadian||1253 - Greek (Windows)|
|865 - Nordic||1254 - Turkish (Windows)|
|866 - Cyrillic II||1255 - Hebrew (Windows)|
|869 - Greek||1256 - Arabic (windows)|
|912 - Central Europe (ISO 8859-2)||1257 - Baltic (Windows)|
|915 - Cyrillic (ISO 8859-5)||10942 - Japanese (EUC)|
|916 - Hebrew (ISO 8859-8)||10948 - Traditional Chinese|
|920 - Turkish (ISO 8859-9)||65001 - Unicode (UTF-8)|
|921 - Baltic (ISO 8859-13)|
EBCDIC Platforms (IBM z/OS and IBM i)
|37 - IBM EBCDIC United States
||500 - IBM EBCDIC International European|
|273 - IBM EBCDIC Germany F.R./
|870 - IBM EBCDIC Multilingual (Latin 2, Eastern
|277 - IBM EBCDIC Denmark, Norway||871 - IBM EBCDIC Iceland
|278 - IBM EBCDIC Finland, Sweden||875 - IBM EBCDIC Greece
|280 - IBM EBCDIC Italy||1025 - IBM EBCDIC Cyrillic, Multilingual
|284 - IBM EBCDIC Spain/Latin
|1026 - IBM EBCDIC Turkish
|285 - IBM EBCDIC United Kingdom||1047 - IBM EBCDIC Open Systems (Latin 1)
|297 - IBM EBCDIC France||1112 - IBM EBCDIC Baltic Multilanguage|
|424 - IBM EBCDIC Israel (Hebrew)||65002 - Unicode (UTF-EBCDIC)|
The LANGUAGE parameter specifies the National Language Support (NLS) environment. It sets the language of server error messages and can also be used to set the language of report titles if the Master File contains alternate language TITLE attributes. For more information, see the Describing Data With WebFOCUS Language technical content.
WebFOCUS Server, DataMigrator, and the Data Management console support the following languages.
(* Localized versions)
WebFOCUS Client and ReportCaster
The following localized versions are available for the WebFOCUS Client and ReportCaster. Translation and certification of the following languages is done by ibi:
GROUP 1 (Full Translation)
- English (Australian, Canadian, United Kingdom, and United States)
- French (Canadian and Standard)
GROUP 2 (Partial Translation)
Limited areas have been translated and tested by ibi Agents and Partners. Strings that translation has not been provided for will display in English.
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Brazilian Portuguese
GROUP 3 (Evaluating)
Limited areas have been translated and tested by Information Builders Agents and Partners for demonstration purposes. Strings that translation has not been provided for will display in English. Contact ibi for instructions to enable.