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Function documentation Languages Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


To create outgoing correspondence in different form languages, you have to define languages within application forms. The definition of an application is not language-dependent. However, for each application form you can define a list of languages (except the maintenance language) for which the document can be printed. The language only refers to the language-dependent components (for example, standard texts).


The languages defined are an integral part of the application form and are transported between systems.


When you create an application form, the language in which you log on to the SAP system is always set in the pool. If you also want to print the form in other languages, you first have to add the language to the language pool. To do this, choose Extras Language Create. In order to maintain the SAPscript form and the texts in languages other than your logon language, specify the relevant language under Extras Language Select. You have the following options for printing in different languages:

        The language is set at the start of the print process by the application in question and then retained.

        If you wish to change the language interactively for each application form, you have to set the internal language variable c-langu in the start exit.
To ensure that the print transaction works without any errors, make sure that you have maintained all language-dependent components of the application form (texts, SAPscript form) for all languages used. If a language is used in which texts or the SAPscript form are missing, or the language is not defined in the list for the application form, printing is immediately terminated.


To translate application forms, you use the translation tools of the Print Workbench. In the translation transaction the languages are created automatically.


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