To add string translations for UI elements in a standard country/region-specific version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, you install a language module so that end users can view the UI elements in a different language. If you have customized objects in the application, then you must also add translations for those objects. You can translate strings in the following ways:

This topic describes how to use the Multilanguage Editor to edit the CaptionML property of objects. For more information about how to use the Translate tool, see How to: Add Translated Strings By Importing and Exporting Multilanguage Files.

Translating Strings with the Multilanguage Editor

To add a translation in Multilanguage Editor

  1. In the Classic client, on the Tools menu, click Object Designer.

  2. In Object Designer, select the object for which you want to add a translation, and then click Design.

  3. In the designer, select the control for which you want to add a translation, click View, and then click Properties.

  4. In the CaptionML property, click the AssistEdit button.

  5. In the Multilanguage Editor, enter the language and the translated text. For more information, see How to: Enter Text in the Multilanguage Editor.

To allow the user to select a specific language from the Tools menu in the application, the following must be true:

  • The application must have the correctly named subfolder.

  • The subfolder must contain the correct fin.stx file.

  • The text strings in the database must be marked with the correct language ID.

  • The license file must contain the correct granule.

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