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About Localizing Siebel Handheld Clients
This topic provides information about localizing Siebel Handheld Clients.
Siebel Handheld Clients are localized in a set of languages that is identified in Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Siebel SupportWeb.
The user interface (for example, screens, labels, and messages) and supporting text files and lists of values (LOVs) are fully translated.
Some areas, such as calendar date acronyms (for example, MTWTFSS for days of the week) and error messages, cannot be localized by the customer and require assistance from Siebel Global Services. As a result, customers requiring Siebel Handheld Client localization in a different language cannot fully localize their applications on their own.
See also Siebel Bookshelf documentation for Siebel Handheld products such as Siebel Sales Handheld, including topics about end user translation capabilities.
For information about localizing an unshipped language, some of which also applies to Siebel Handheld Clients, see Localizing an Unshipped Language.
About Supported Microsoft Windows Code Pages
For information about supported Microsoft Windows code pages for the Siebel Handheld Client, see Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Siebel SupportWeb.
About Unicode Support for Siebel Handheld Clients
The Siebel Handheld Client uses Unicode internally. Therefore, the software application supports any language, as long as the handheld device is able to support data input and display for that language. (Windows CE also is built using Unicode, but there are often memory restrictions in supporting more complex languages such as Japanese on the handheld device.) For more information about supported handheld devices and operating systems, see Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Siebel SupportWeb.
About Adding Handwriting Recognition Software to a Supported Handheld Device
It is not recommended or supported for customers to add third-party software to a handheld device in order to allow data input in characters not supported by default on the device. The virtual memory that is available on a handheld device is significantly smaller than what is available on a desktop or laptop computer. Adding this type of software to a handheld device can result in Oracle's Siebel applications being unable to load properly on the device.