How to add another language to the Lmadmin Graphical User Interface

How to add another language to the Lmadmin Graphical User Interface

Summary

This article will provide the steps to follow in order to add another language text to the Graphical User Interface (GUI) for lmadmin. This will allow the user to switch between different languages enabled when required.

Synopsis

This article will provide the steps to follow in order to add another language text to the Graphical User Interface (GUI) for lmadmin. This will allow the user to switch between different languages enabled when required.

Discussion

As an example this document will demonstrate how to add Russain text to the Graphical User Interfce (GUI).
When the installation for lmadmin has completed, there will be directory structure created under the installation directory. This directory structure will contain the following path:
\web\strings\en
This path will contain an XML document with the English Language version of the GUI text, for example:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<strings>
<s id="IDS_APPLICATION_TITLE">FLEXnet License Administrator</s>
<s id="IDS_SIGN_IN_HEADER">Sign In</s>
<s id="IDS_USER_NAME">User&amp;nbsp;Name:</s>
In order to add the Russian version of the text to the GUI please follow these steps:
1. Create a new folder under \web\strings called "ru"
2. Copy the xml file from \web\strings\en to this new folder
3. Edit the copied xml file so that the English string values are substituted with the Russian equivalent, for example:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='koi8-r'?>
<strings>
<s id="IDS_APPLICATION_TITLE">FLEXnet Àäìèíèñòðàòîð ëèöåíçèé</s>
<s id="IDS_SIGN_IN_HEADER">Ðåãèñòðàöèÿ</s>
<s id="IDS_USER_NAME">Èìÿ&amp;nbsp;ïîëüçîâàòåëÿ:</s>
You will also notice that the encoding value also needs to be changed to allow for the Russian character set. In this example "encoding='UTF-8'" has been changed to "encoding='koi8-r'".
Now when you first start up the lmadmin interface, you will have the option in the bottom left hand corner for changing the locale, as in the screenshot below:
Clicking on the option will open up the locale selection menu, as below:
This should result in the text for the GUI changing to Russian, as below:
You should now be able to interchange between the different sets of language text. To add more languages, you would simply need to add more folders and copy the original XML document with the correct text that you require.
Labels (1)
Was this article helpful? Yes No
No ratings
Version history
Revision #:
1 of 1
Last update:
‎Mar 18, 2011 10:21 AM
Updated by: