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Working With Users in Different Locales

When you install SGD, the default language used for the webtop, the Sun Secure Global Desktop Client and for login scripts is English. Secure Global Desktop Administrators can configure SGD to add support for users in different locales as follows:

The following sections describe how you do this.

Setting the Language for the Webtop

By default, the SGD Web Server Welcome page at displays in English. To change the default language of the Welcome page, amend the symbolic link /opt/tarantella/webserver/apache/<version>/htdocs/index.html so that it links to another index page in this directory. For example to make the default Welcome page display in Japanese, link to the index_ja.html page.

When users log in using a web browser at the http://SGD-server/sgd URL, the default language used for messages displayed by the login dialog and the webtop is controlled by the m_defaultLang = "en"; line in the following file:

To change the default language, edit this line and replace "en" with the language identifier for one of the following supported languages:

Language Identifier
English en
French fr
Japanese ja
Korean ko
Simplified Chinese zh_CN
Traditional Chinese zh_TW

The default language is also controlled by the Preferred Language in the user's client profile. Whenever the SGD Client is started from the command line (for example when the SGD Client is in integrated mode), the language specified in the profile is used for messages displayed by the SGD Client, the login dialog, and the webtop. Secure Global Desktop Administrators can set the default language by editing the profiles in their organizational hierarchy.

Note To be able to display text for a locale, users must also have appropriate fonts installed on their client device.

Overriding the Default Language

Users can override the default language as follows:

Setting the Language Used for Application Server System Prompts

By default, the login scripts supplied with SGD, support English system prompts on application servers. Administrators can add support for system prompts in other languages as follows:

Enabling an Input Method

An input method (IM) is a program or operating system component that allows users to enter characters and symbols not found on their keyboard. On Microsoft Windows Platforms, an IM is called an input method editor (IME).

When running applications, SGD enables an IM if either the TTA_PreferredLocale, TTA_HostLocale, or the LANG (from the application environment overrides) environment variables are set to a locale that requires an IM. The locales that require an IM is controlled by the IM_localeList variable which is defined in the vars.exp login script. By default, an IM is enabled for all Japanese, Korean, and Chinese locales. To enable an IM in other locales, you must edit vars.exp and add the locale to the IM_localeList variable.

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