Using EQuIS in Different Languages

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Using EQuIS in Different Languages

EQuIS software uses culture settings to determine specific items such as date formats, number decimal separators, and language. When EQuIS first starts, it will determine the current culture by looking for the designated culture name as explained in this article, and listed in order of precedence.


Culture Setting


The culture can be explicitly set in the <appSettings> section of the application configuration file (e.g. EQuIS.exe.config, EDP.exe.config, EarthSoft.Workflow.Service.exe.config) as shown below. The culture setting has to be added at the end of the configuration file, before the closing </configuration> tag.



   <add key="culture" value="en-GB" />



A list of culture names is available here.


Language Setting


If no culture is specified in the application configuration file, then EQuIS will use the top-most language in the Internet Explorer Languages setting (Tools ... Internet Options ... Languages).


EQuIS supports Spanish, French, and German languages, but not all regional variations (e.g. Spanish - Latin America).


Some date fields in the interface of EQuIS Enterprise Version 6 will use an international date format (yyyy-mm-dd). Others, such as setting start and end dates in the Report Parameter Editor, will use the date format dictated by the browser's language/culture setting. Set the desired language to the top of the list of languages found in the following locations of supported browsers.


Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Languages

Google Chrome: Settings > Show advanced settings > Languages > Manage languages

Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Options > Content > Choose your preferred language for displaying pages




Setting en-GB (or English (United Kingdom)) to the top of the list will cause Enterprise to expect and handle dates in the dd/mm/yyyy format.



The Internet Explorer language setting only applies to applications that run as a logged on user (e.g. Professional, EDP). Enterprise EDP runs as a Windows Service, which typically runs as Local System or Network Service. Changing the Internet Explorer language setting for your own user account will typically not affect Enterprise EDP.

The date format in EQuIS Enterprise EZView is controlled by the dateFormat setting on the Setup page (e.g. in Web.config).


Regional Setting


If no language is set in Internet Explorer, EQuIS will use the regional culture setting of the operating system (Control Panel ... Region and Language). Follow these instructions if using Windows 10.