Creating and Installing Custom Language Pack
If you wish to add a non-supported language to POA interface, you can translate the English LP package yourself or with the help of a third party using the LION localization tool distributed by Parallels, and then upload it to POA.
To translate and install a custom language pack, perform the following steps:
- Translate the English locale into the desired language using the LION localization application supplied by Parallels. Export the locale from LION.
LION exports the locale as a number of XML files, a separate one for each system component.
- Go to Top > System Director > Configuration Manager > Internationalization & Localization and click the Add button.
- Enter the following information about the new locale:
- Language code - the official ISO code of the language name.
You can provide the language code in the following formats:
- As an ISO 639-1 two-letter abbreviation (en (English), fr (French), de (German), it (Italian)); the full list of such abbreviations is available at (http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php).
- As a combination of the ISO 639-1 language code and a two-letter ISO 3166 country code (for example, en_US, fr_FR). The full list of ISO 3166 codes can be found at http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/iso_3166_code_lists/english_country_names_and_code_elements.htm.
- Language name - enter the name of the language that will be displayed at the login screen.
- Click Submit.
- Back on the Internationalization & Localization screen, click on the locale name.
- Go to the Customized Locale Files tab and click on the Add button.
- Upload the XML files of your locale: click Browse, locate the file and click Submit. Repeat this operation for all files exported from LION.
- Enable the new language in the interface settings of all your brands.
- Go to each brand’s management page (Top > Marketing Director > Branding Manager > Brands > brand name).
- On the Interface Settings tab, click Edit.
- Select the new language in the Localization area of the screen.
For details on configuring other interface localization options, refer to topic Managing Brand Interface Settings.