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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Language (-lng)

Language (-lng)

Use Language (-lng) to specify the initial return value for the CURRENT-LANGUAGE function. This setting determines from which r-code segment the AVM reads character-string constants.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-lng language-name
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Client Session
A character string that contains the name of the current language.
The default value for the Language parameter is a character string that contains the question mark (?) character, which is not to be confused with the Unknown value (?). This tells the AVM to use the default language for the application.
For more information on the Language startup parameter, see OpenEdge Development: Internationalizing Applications and OpenEdge Development: ABL Reference.