The Locales screen lists a screen of locales that already exist in the library. You can add further locales to the library, with the number limited to that defined within your license file.
When you create a new locale you'll assign the parent locale, usually this is the library source language. However, you may need to translate from a language other than the library's source language. In this case you'll select the appropriate locale from the Parent Locale drop-down list.
Note: When a locale is created in Localize its name is added to the Parent Locale drop-down list. Consider the relationships you need to create before creating your locale records. This will help you with the order for creating the records so that the appropriate information is available.
Tip: Use the Refresh button at bottom left to refresh the Locales page display.
To create a new locale record:
- Click Locales under Settings to display the Locales screen and ribbon bar options.
- Select Locales > New in the ribbon. The New Locale window opens.
- Complete the language settings for the Locale record:
- Description: Name the locale you are creating.
- Language: Select the language from the drop-down list.
- Code: This field is automatically populated with the ISO language code when you select a language from the Language drop-down list.
- Parent Locale: Select a parent locale from the drop-down list. (As a locale record is created its language is added to the parent locale drop-down list.) The parent locale is used to define the fall-back hierarchy for the library.
- Dictionary: Select the dictionary available in the default dictionary path or enter a dictionary path for spell checking (optional). This allows the locale to have its own spell check.
- (Optional) Assign the variables and translated values for the Locale record. This step enables you to assign translated values to variables. The Locale record stores the translated variable values and uses them when you publish.
- Click Create to save the settings and create the locale record.