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Setting Up Localization

Step One: SharePoint server setup 

Your SharePoint administrator must install/have installed the SharePoint French Language support pack on the SharePoint server that hosts Employee Web Apps, if it is not already present. This needs to be done one time only per SharePoint server. 

Step Two: SharePoint user setup 

Individual users must enable the French language option in their individual SharePoint settings. To do this: 

  • From the main SharePoint launch page, or any WebApps page, press the Settings () icon, then choose Site settings from the drop-down menu. 
  • From the Site Settings page, under Site Administration, choose Language Settings. 
  • From the Language Settings, under Alternate language(s), check the French checkbox. Then click OK
    •  If the French checkbox is not visible, then you will need to ask your SharePoint administrator to install the SharePoint language pack (per the previous step). 

Step Three: User workstation setup 

Individual users may need to configure their workstations and browsers to support the French language option. If your workstation already provides French content in your preferred browser when it is available, you may not need to perform these steps. If you have configured SharePoint as recommended above, but the Employee Web Apps finance pages do not appear in French, then you may need to take the steps below. 

Instructions for workstation setup are operating system and browser specific. These are the general steps: 

Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Edge and/or Internet Explorer setup 

To change the language used by Microsoft Edge and/or Internet Explorer), you must change Microsoft Windows language settings. There are no changes to make in the browsers themselves. 

Here are the basic steps for Windows 10. More detailed, step-by-step instructions are available upon request. 

Step 1: If not already present, add the French Canada language pack using the “Add a Language” task in Control Panel 

Step 2: Make the French Canada language pack your default.  Move the français (Canada) element to be the top language preference. 

Step 3: Adjust the Windows display language and default input method, if desired.  Do this if you do NOT want the rest of Windows to operate in French. 

Step 4: Review the ‘Language for web content’ section. If it is checked, additional configuration is required. 

Step 5: Save any open work and restart Windows. 

After restarting, your Microsoft browsers will deliver content in French when it is available. 

Google Chrome set up 

To change the language used by Chrome, choose the Settings menu option, then use Advanced Settings to find and change the Language and Input Settings option. If the French language options are not present, use the Add button to add them. Then drag the French (Canada) option to the top of the list. When done, close the settings.

NOTE: Some strings maybe cached locally by Web Apps. Altus Dynamics recommends that you start a new browser session after changing the language, to be sure that the correct localized strings are loaded. 

Known Issues with, and Limitations of, French language support 

  • Only the Finance pages and the Welcome page are localized in this release. Other functional areas of Employee Web Apps will be converted in future releases. 
  • This is the first release of French localization. We welcome your feedback about any language which may be unclear or confusing. 
  • Language choice is not applied until a Company is selected from the drop-down on the Welcome page. In some cases, a page refresh (F5 in the browser) may be required to reload the Welcome page text in French. 
  • Email messages will be generated in both English and French for a French-language user, but in English only for an English-language user. When Employee Web Apps generates an email message, it will use the current language preference of the sender, not of the email recipient. 
  • Some product elements have not yet been translated, and these may display in English. This will be corrected in a future release. Known examples include: 
    • The “Unit of measure” dropdown On Expenses and Claims 
    • Certain Expense Claim warnings. 
    • An inconsistent translation is used for “vendor”: both vendeur(s) and fournisseur(s) are used 
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