A Truly Global Solution With Advanced Localization Capabilities

Information Builders' solutions are internationalized, with world-ready capabilities designed in from the beginning. As a result, multinational organizations can easily provide employees around the world with state-of-the-art business intelligence tools. With advanced localization features, Information Builders' WebFOCUS business intelligence suite and iWay Software's enterprise integration solutions can be quickly adapted for a wide range of cultures and languages, as well as specific locales.

Information Builders' solutions also support the Unicode/UTF-8 standard, enabling operating systems, browsers, and applications to process and display information in virtually any spoken or written language.

 

National Language Support (NLS) for Global Interoperability

NLS enables systems to process any local-language data by seamlessly reading and interpreting all national characters embedded in any source. Our proprietary NLS application programming interface (API) code-page architecture transcodes data between application client and server components and manages all sorting, case conversion, and formatting for dates, currency, and numbers.

WebFOCUS National Language Support allows you to deploy business intelligence and Web reporting applications in any language.

WebFOCUS National Language Support allows you to deploy business intelligence and Web reporting applications in any language.

WebFOCUS supports over 80 different character sets (code pages or locales) for data processing, including:

  • Arabic
  • Baltic
  • Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)
  • Cyrillic
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (American and British)
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian and Standard)
  • Russian

National Language Versions (NLV) for Local Usability

To enhance the usability of WebFOCUS worldwide, National Language Versions (NLVs) are available from Information Builders in:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
National Language Versions of WebFOCUS allow users to extract and analyze data in their native languages.

National Language Versions of WebFOCUS allow users to extract and analyze data in their native languages.

The dynamic language switching capability of WebFOCUS lets users select their preferred language each time they enter WebFOCUS. Also, WebFOCUS remembers the last language they selected and presents it as a default at the start of each session. In National Language Versions, buttons and menu choices retain their relative positioning within the product interface with only the label text changing, so that administrators and multilingual users can easily transition between versions. All display components are localized, including:

  • Initial program installation
  • Menus, tool bars, dialog boxes, and forms
  • Program utilities (assistants, wizards, and editors)
  • Online help, including context-sensitive help
  • Error messages

WebFOCUS is designed for trouble-free translation and customization of its user interfaces into additional languages. This ease of use and support in any local language simplifies application deployment across countries.