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WinCC flexible ES -- Working with projects -- Creating multilingual projects
How do you change the language on an operator panel?
How do you configure Asian fonts in WinCC flexible?
What might be the cause for texts not being displayed completely after import, for example?
What might be the cause for not all the user interface languages being available for selection?
How can you reinstall project languages that are no longer supported after installing the Microsoft Security Patch MS07-040 (KB 939949)?
Which languages are available in WinCC flexible?
How can you export and import texts with WinCC flexible in Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2000?
How do you get around the problems which arise when importing a second language in WinCC flexible?
How is the user interface language set in WinCC flexible?
Why is the current language set not saved on the operator panel?
How do you create a user dictionary in WinCC flexible and how can you use it in other projects?
How do you configure Asian fonts in WinCC flexible?
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Requirements
The requirement for configuring Asian fonts in WinCC flexible is Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows 7. You do not explicitly need an English version of the systems with Multilingual User Interface (MUI). You only need an MUI-compatible operating system if you wish to change the interface language of Windows.

Note
With regional versions of Microsoft Windows, you can only install Asian keyboards and Asian fonts. You cannot change the interface language of Microsoft Windows.
The Asian versions of Microsoft Windows already support Asian languages, so you do not need to make any more settings in the operating system.

Here, we explain the installation and settings for

which you need for creating a "Simplified Chinese" configuration with WinCC flexible.
The procedure for Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese is the same.

Note
You need to make more settings in the operating system when using Asian fonts in ProTool. More information is available in Entry ID: 2182387.

Settings in Windows 2000 Professional
Please note that you need administrator rights for making settings in Windows 2000.
 
No. Procedure
1

Retro-installation of "Simplified Chinese" in Windows 2000 (German)

  • Open the Regional Options item in the Control Panel.
  • Select the General tab and under Language settings for the system set a check mark for Simplified Chinese.


Fig. 01

  • Then click Apply.

The data (from the Windows 2000 Professional CD) is retro-installed. Now do a restart.

2

Add input locale

  • Switch to the Input Locales tab and click Add... under "Installed input locales".


Fig. 02

3 Select input locale
  • Under Input locale: you select the setting Chinese (PRC).
  • In the Keyboard layout/IME: field you select the IME (Input Method Editor) "Chinese (Simplified) - ShuangPin" and confirm the settings with OK.


Fig. 03

  • Close the Regional Options dialog with OK.

The data (from the Windows 2000 Professional CD) is retro-installed. Now do a restart.

4 Change keyboard layout/IME in Windows 2000
  • Click the IME icon in the toolbar (taskbar) of Windows 2000.
  • Select the Chinese keyboard layout (IME) in the pop-up menu.


Fig. 04

Settings in Windows XP Professional
Please note that you need administrator rights for making settings in Windows XP.
 
No. Procedure
1 Retro-installation of "Simplified Chinese" in Windows XP (German)
  • Open "Regional and Language Options in the Control Panel.
  • Go to the Languages tab and under Supplemental language support you check the option Install files for East Asian languages.
  • Then click Apply.


Fig. 05

  • Insert the Windows XP Professional CD in the drive.
  • Then confirm withOK.


Fig. 06

The data (from the Windows XP Professional CD) is retro-installed. Now do a restart.

2 Add input locale
  • Select the Languages tab and click Details... to add an input locale for Chinese with the Add... button.


Fig. 07

3 Add input locale
  • Under Input language:, select the setting Chinese (PRC) and select an IME (Input Method Editor) under Keyboard layout/IME.
  • Then confirm withOK.


Fig. 08

  • Close the Text Services and Input Languages dialog with OK.
  • Close the Regional and Language Options dialog with OK.
4 Settings of the keyboard layout and IME in Windows XP
  • Click the IME icon in the toolbar (taskbar) of Windows XP.
  • Select the Chinese keyboard layout (IME) in the pop-up menu.


Fig. 09

Settings in Windows 7
No. Procedure
1 Add input locale
  • Open Region and Language in the Control Panel.
  • Go to the Keyboards and Languages tab and click Change keyboards... .


    Fig. 10
     
  • Click Add... .


    Fig. 11
2 Add input language
  • Under Chinese (Simplified, PRC) you select the required keyboard.
  • Then confirm with OK


    Fig. 12
     
  • Close the Text Services and Input Languages dialog with OK.
  • Close the Region and Language dialog with OK.
3 Settings of the keyboard layout and IME in Windows 7
  • Click the IME icon in the toolbar (taskbar) of Windows 7.
  • Select the Chinese keyboard layout (IME) in the pop-up menu.


    Fig. 13

Settings in WinCC flexible
In the following section we explain all the steps necessary for entering and displaying Chinese characters in WinCC flexible ES and RT (Runtime).
 
No. Procedure
1 Start WinCC flexible
  • Start WinCC flexible ES.
  • Select an operator panel (MP277 10" Touch for example).


    Fig. 14
2 Add project language
  • In the Project tree you click Project > Language Settings > Project Languages.
  • Select Chinese (People's Republic of China).


    Fig. 15
3 Add Runtime language 
  • Go to Project > Device Settings and open the Languages and Fonts tab.
  • Mark Chinese (People's Republic of China) as Runtime language.


    Fig. 16

    Note
    If you do not enable the Runtime language, then you can configure this language in the WinCC flexible Engineering System, but it is not available in the WinCC flexible Runtime.
4 Add a text field and change the editing language
  • Insert a text field from the Simple Objects toolbox into a picture .
  • Change the editing language to Chinese.


    Fig. 17
5 Add Chinese characters
  • Enter an arbitrary Chinese text.

    Note
    Make sure that you have selected the Chinese keyboard layout - see Fig. 04, Fig. 09 or Fig. 13.

Note
If you have selected the Chinese keyboard layout, but can nevertheless not enter any Chinese characters, then change the keyboard layout from A to the Windows Symbol in the keyboard toolbox. This toolbox is only visible when you place the cursor in a text field.


Fig. 18

Note
You must use the SimSun or 宋体 font to display the Chinese characters.

6 Add button with system function
  • Add a button from the Simple Objects toolbox.
  • Optionally you can label the button with Language.
  • In the Settings you configure the Set Language system function for the Press event.
  • Define the Toggle mode as language.


    Fig. 19
7 Start WinCC flexible Runtime
  • Start WinCC flexible Runtime or transfer the WinCC flexible project to the operator panel.

Note
If you need the interface language, in other words menus and dialogs, for configuring in Chinese in WinCC flexible, then change or install the relevant interface language.

You need WinCC flexible 2004 ASIA and WinCC flexible 2005 ASIA respectively for WinCC flexible 2004 and 2005. Note that you cannot install all the editions of WinCC flexible and WinCC flexible ASIA on one operating system.

The Asian interface languages are available in all editions from WinCC flexible 2007 onwards. All the interface languages available can be retro-installed with the product CD of WinCC flexible.

More information changing the interface language is available in Entry ID 18922331.
   
WinCC flexible

Languages

Version German, English,
French, Italian, Spanish
English,
Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Korean, Japanese
2004 X  
2004 ASIA   X
2005 X  
2005 ASIA   X
From 2007 onwards X X
Table 01 - Languages available for the different versions of WinCC flexible

Additional Keywords
MUI = Multilingual User Interface, Language settings, Configure in multiple languages, System settings, Language import, Language export, Language extension

 Entry ID:28878919   Date:2014-04-29 
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