Teams with Asian Language Support

June 25, 2014

If you are working in a team where team member use Windows with Asian language support, you have to ensure that all members use the same system locale.

The system locale determines the default character set (letters, symbols, and numbers) and font used to enter and display information in programs that don’t use Unicode like ATLAS.ti. This allows non-Unicode programs to run on your computer using the specified language. Selecting a different language for the system locale doesn’t affect the language in menus and dialog boxes for Windows or other programs that do use Unicode.

If team members use different system locales then ATLAS.ti might have a problem with identifying the documents you have added to a project due to the different character encoding.

Proceed as follows if you are using Windows 7:

  • Open the Control panel.
  • Select: Clock, Language, and Region, and then Region and Language.
  • Click the Administrative tab.
  • Under Language for non-Unicode programs, click Change system locale. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  • Select the language ‘(e.g. Chinese simplified), and click OK.
  • Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

See also: windows.microsoft.com/en-ph/windows7/change-the-system-locale

Proceed as follows if you are using Windows 8:

  • Open the Control Panels and select Region.
  • Click the Administrative tab.
  • Under Language for non-Unicode programs, click Change system locale. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  • Select the language (e.g. ‘Chinese simplified’), and click OK.
  • Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

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