Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Arabic Data

Came across this client who wanted to capture the item descriptions in Arabic in addition to the english descriptions. Changing the System Keyboard alone does not help for this the following steps are involved.

1. Install Supplemental Language Support for this go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language options -> Languages Tab select the Install files for complex script and right to left languages.
2. In the input languages click on the details button and add arabic keyboard support.
3. Change the Language for Unicode Programs this can be changed from Control Panel -> Regional and Language options -> Advanced Options Tab.
4. Once the language has been changed the database collation should be change to support the new code page. For this use the alter database option -> Collation Tab and select the collation for the arabic language.

Now you are all set to save english and arabic in the Navision database.

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