I'm currently managing a global implementation of Microsoft Dynamics. When our project is finished we might very well be in approx. 50 countries with our Core.
We are running our project after the single code version devise. That means that we are putting all localizations into one global code version (could be one database, but this has not been selected for performance reasons), which means a lot lower cost of maintenance. But this is not my question.
The issue is now that many of these countries now require that they get their own local language, i.e. Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified), Thai, Spanish and Portuguese.
We want to use the translations already provided by Microsoft where available and implement the language layers into the objects in Dynamics NAV.
The actual questions is: Should we integrate these language captions/texts into our development version, or should we do this after?
I've looked at the Mergetool from Per H. Mogensen (available in our download section). And this has a very fine support for language handling in it's latest version. But Per Mogensen's suggestion was to do this after our development version - on our ready to release version only. My problem here is that I see that this would delay our releases with at least 3-4 days, as we need to test every release completely. The other option to have it directly in the development version, would mean that we should handle every language text update as a modification to our solution, just like any other modification.
Do you have knowledge of how to handle this? Or do you even have experience in doing this large scale? Then I would love to hear from you. Although I might like to pay you to do this for us (if you have the golden solution - we are actually planning to hire a localization and language/translation coordinator for a full time job), then I would like to hear your suggestions here for the benefit of all other users.
Hi - I read your posted details about NAV. I have a question for NAV 2009 -Chinese Language pack. One of my clients need to have chinese language addons. My problem now is - what is the step by step procedures to do this.. Can anyone suggest me ...
Quite a bit off topic! It would have been better to start a new topic, especially since the last post in the thread is more than 3 years old.
But I'm not really sure what you are asking. What do you mean by "Chinese language add-on"? Are you talking an add-on to get your whole NAV 2009 translated into Chinese or are you talking about getting a Chinese add-on?
If you are talking about the first, then you need to buy the Chinese Language Pack. It used to be available from Tectura East Asia, but there might be other partners who have a Chinese Language Pack. I don't think that Microsoft has an official Chinese Language Pack.