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Customization Guide
Localizing Business Process Server : Localizing Business Process Portal

Localizing Business Process Portal

You can localize your Business Process Portal interface to the language of a specific locale. Business Process Server provides out-of-box support for English. We also provide a basic level of translation (that is, many but not all parameters have been translated) to French, Japanese, Chinese and other languages. You can localize your interface for additional languages, provided the language is supported in Sun’s J2SE Development Kit 5.0 (JDK) and J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 (JRE). For a complete listing of locales (and languages) supported by Sun Java, refer to
Note: You cannot localize the Login and Logout pages. Business Process Portal displays Login and Logout pages using user’s browser locale.
Decimal numbers are displayed in different formats in different languages. For example, in US English, period is used as the decimal separator, whereas comma is the decimal separator in French language. Business Process Portal validates and displays the decimal numbers based on the user's locale.
Business Process Portal does not support localization of decimal separator in the following pages. These pages accept and display decimal numbers in US English locale only.
*All pages for filter management
To localize Business Process Portal, complete the following steps:
1. Specify appropriate date formats.
2. Translate the properties file.
3. Customize the default interface labels.
4. Add support for the new language in Business Process Portal.
These steps are explained in the following sections.