You can install a single instance of Oracle Application Express with one or more of translated versions.
The Oracle Application Express interface is translated into German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. A single instance of Oracle Application Express can be installed with one or more of these translated versions. Developers can choose to run the Application Express development environment in any of the installed languages by simply selecting the language from the App Builder log in screen or home page.
In order to install other languages you must use the
apex_5.1.zip file which contains the extra files referenced below. If you previously downloaded
apex_5.1_en.zip, then you do not need to re-install Oracle Application Express. Simply download
apex_5.1.zip and unzip the file into the same directory where you unzipped
The translated version of Oracle Application Express should be loaded into a database that has a character set that supports the specific language. If you attempt to install a translated version of Oracle Application Express into a database that does not support the character encoding of the language, the installation may fail or the translated Oracle Application Express instance may appear corrupt when run. The database character set
AL32UTF8 supports all the translated versions of Oracle Application Express.
You can manually install translated versions of Oracle Application Express using SQL*Plus. The installation files are encoded in
Regardless of the target database character set, to install a translated version of Oracle Application Express, you must set the character set value of the
NLS_LANG environment variable to
AL32UTF8 before starting SQL*Plus.
The following examples illustrate valid
NLS_LANG settings for loading Oracle Application Express translations: