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Support for Several Languages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111979D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Miyamoto, Y: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that supports several languages by a single run module. JEIDA/PCMCIA Utility realizes it. The following description shows the way of realizing it and a sample.

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Support for Several Languages

      A program is disclosed that supports several languages by a
single run module.  JEIDA/PCMCIA Utility realizes it.  The following
description shows the way of realizing it and a sample.

      Messages used in the Utility correspond with the country code
and the result of a DBCS check.  On PC DOS, the English screen is
displayed and can be changed to another language.  On DOS/V for
Japan, the Japanese screen is displayed and can be changed to English
by pressing a function key 5 (F5) in the main menu and returned to
Japanese by pressing F5 again.

      The messages have a structured format and support languages
such as English and Japanese.  The language can be changed by only
moving the base pointer for the message (message pointer).  Below is
a sample (for C Language) showing the structure, code and message.
Now, this Utility supports both English and Japanese.  But if it
wants to support Chinese or Korean, to create messages the same as
Japanese and set a correct message pointer, it does not need a
complex modification.  If the current version is operated on Tiawan
DOS/V, then only the English screen is displayed.  The reason why is
that the country code for Tiawan is not supported in the Utility.

      Now, messages for both countries are included in one message
file and linked with the run module.  The improved method creates a
separate message file for each language and loads messages from the
file at the...