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Supporting multiple language dialects concurrently to satisfy different roles of user of a software product.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000124539D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Apr-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Computer server systems during their lifetime generate messages which are sent to various destinations such as files/logs. These messages get reviewed by various personnel depending on their role. A person fulfilling a specific role will expect the message to be in their native language, which is different to another role or the locale of the server system is using. This disclosure is about delivering messages in different locales based on the destination.

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Supporting multiple language dialects concurrently to satisfy different roles of user of a software product.

Computer server systems are designed to run for long periods of time. During this time they will send messages to destinations (eg. files/logs) so they can be reviewed from time to time by a person. These messages are formatted on the fly using the server's locale, which might not be appropriate for every type of user. For example a server would send a message to an administrator log which the server administrator would review to determine any problems. The administrator would expect the log to be in their native language to allow for rapid review. Other destinations may be meant for other roles such as a product service organisation, for example a system trace. The product service organisation may not understand the native language of the customer so their system trace could contain a mixture of languages making it harder for the service organisation to read and understand the trace information and thus respond to the customer needs.

    The disclosure provides the ability to allow a server to send messages in different locales based on the destination. In the example given above this would mean that messages sent to a destination applicable for the administrator would remain in the native language of the administrator, but messages sent to the system trace would be in the native language of the product service organisation, even if the customer and service o...