Using ToolBook to develop non-English content

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Using ToolBook to develop non-English content

Does ToolBook support the use of foreign languages including those that use extended characters (double-byte characters) such as Japanese? What about European languages such as German and French?


INFORMATION

When talking about language support in ToolBook it is important to distinguish between the language used to display the Authoring environment and the language used to display the Runtime (or DHTML) environment.

Authoring Environment

The Authoring Environment of ToolBook will always be shown in English.

Runtime Environment

Being able to utilize foreign language text within Fields and as captions on Buttons, provides the means of creating non-English content with ToolBook. When discussing languages and fonts there are several terms (Single Byte, Double Byte and Locale) that you need to be familiar with in order to understand how ToolBook handles foreign languages.


DHTML

ToolBook's DHTML export engine offers support for generating HTML content which can properly display the foreign language text you have incorporated into your ToolBook project. Simply enable the 'Use enhanced character encoding' option found in the Publish To Web wizard. It is important to ensure the Locale setting of your computer is properly configured prior to export, so that the characters are converted properly during the DHTML conversion. Please see the attached documents for instructions on setting the System Locale.


DETAILS

The process of incorporating foreign language text into ToolBook depends on what kind of language you are dealing with.

Step 1: Set your locale

The way text appears when typed into a field (what characters actually appears as you type, what characters appear when you paste text into a ToolBook field) is controlled by the Locale setting of your computer. Please see the attached documents for instructions on setting the System Locale.

Step 2: Type or paste your text

Single Byte Languages

Simply choose an appropriate Font which supports the correct character set you need to use and then add text to the field by typing, or pasting text.


Double Byte Languages

ToolBook permits the entry of double-type characters into a field using one of these methods.



LIMITATIONS

Below is a list of limitations in the Double-Byte character support that ToolBook offers.



ATTACHMENTS



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