17.1 Accommodating Multiple Languages

17.1.1 Understanding the Filr Site Default Language

There can be only one default language for the entire Novell Filr site.

When you create Filr users, you can select a locale for each user, which determines the language of each personal profile. However, when users who speak various languages work together on a Filr site, they can often see interface text that is not in their preferred language. For example:

  • Standardized text such as Home Workspace, Global Workspaces, Personal Workspaces, and Team Workspaces in the Workspace tree

  • Standardized group names, such as All Users

  • Login page

You cannot change standardized group names, such as All Users. Although the Filr login page can be displayed in only one language, you can change the page’s default language. You must be logged in as the Filr administrator.

17.1.2 Changing the Default Language on the Login Page

The language of the Filr login page is decided by the Guest user account. Because of this, you can display only one language for your entire Filr site in the login page.

To change the language of the Guest user account and change the language that is displayed on the Filr login page:

  1. Navigate to the Guest profile.

  2. On the Profile page, click Edit.

    The User page is launched.

  3. In the Locale drop-down list, select the language that you want to be displayed on your login page.

    Users who log in as Guest view the Filr site in the language that you select.

  4. Click OK.

Each Filr user can change the language on a per-user basis by changing the Locale setting in the user profile, as described in Modifying Your Profile in the Novell Filr 1.2 Web Application User Guide.