Connect is less than a week away! I’m looking forward to having my first opportunity to present at the conference formerly known as Lotusphere. It will be a Best Practices session on making XPages applications work well in multiple languages, which is an important topic in an increasingly global world of business. The built-in localization features are great, but there are more steps you can take to improve upon it in order to translate more aspects of each application.
I’ll be co-presenting with Kathy Brown (I don’t want to give away too much, but one of us will have blue hair).
Stop by and say hello. I look forward to meeting you there!
Wednesday 04:15 PM – 05:15 PM @ Dolphin S. Hem II
Social Business doesn’t only happen in your native language. Developing an app that translates well into multiple languages requires more than just the application-level localization features built into XPages. Labels on forms and views columns are a big part of the story, but there’s much more to consider! Keywords (on forms and views), menu options, and programmatic error/information messages are some of the additional important aspects to consider when developing an application that is highly readable in each supported language. In this session, you’ll learn a proven strategy for managing all of these values for multiple languages and handling the locale-specific display of each value using resource bundles and a few simple library functions.