71.0 Supporting the GroupWise Client in Multiple Languages

The GroupWise client software is available in a broad range of languages to meet the needs of users in many countries.

By installing the GroupWise client software in their language of choice, users can begin using GroupWise in that language immediately. However, some language-related details of GroupWise functionality are not taken care of by the client software running on users’ workstations. Those aspect are affected by the language in use by the POA running for the post office to which users belong. The POA returns certain text in the language in which it is running, not the language in use on users’ workstations.

  • The status information (Delivered, Opened, an so on) displayed in the Properties page of items

  • The text of return notification mail receipts (if the user has enabled this type of notification)

  • The sort order in the GroupWise Address Book

In some circumstances, these issues can be resolved by grouping users who speak the same language into the same post office and then installing the POA in the same language that the users are using. For more information, see Section 12.0, Creating a New Post Office.

At present, the POA is available in fewer languages than the GroupWise client, so this solution helps only those client users who are somewhat familiar with the language in use by the POA. For more information, see Section 7.0, Multilingual GroupWise Systems.