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Japanese Language in Admin Configuration


jenso

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Hi

 

I am using "oscommerce-2.2ms1j dated 7.7.03" Japanese Version of oscommerce. Since the store is operating in Japan it was the best to use this Version.

 

The store will run also in the German and English language and here I have some problems, due to my lake of php language and SQL Database knowledge.

 

First I like to read the Configuration in Admin when I view the Admin in English or German or Spanish language. How can I get that to work?

BTW only Configuration does not display in the other language correct, all the others (like Modules, Customers, Users, etc) can be viewed in the other languages.

 

Second. Since the store runs in a language that is Non-Alphabetical (Japanese) and Alphabetical (English, German) their is a probleme in displaying information that is stored in Non-Alphabetical characters.

Example. When you open a new account at the store and you use the English language than you have to provide your State/Province in order to compleate the sign up (create_account.php). Right ?! As long as you have an address outside Japan their is no trouble, but when you have a Japnese address than the State/Provice will not be accepted in Roman spelling. A warning comes up and upon reload you have a pull down menu. looking at that pull down menu with a browser that does not read japanese characters you can not read a bit, because it does look like this "+$?_".

 

I have to add somewhere in the database the the names of the State/Province and I have to get create_account.php to display the correct language. How do I do that?

 

Thanks

 

Rich

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We have developed several stores now in Japanese and/or English. We always start with the English version and then add the Japanese language support. We do this even if the site is only to be run in Japanese as we have some administrators who only speak English.

 

The English version also has support for a couple of other language in the default installation.

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Hello!

 

I run a Japanese osCommerce, but I use only Japanese. So I am not quite sure about your problems. There is also a Japanese support forum you may want to read about specific problems with Japanese customized osCommerce.

 

Janika

 

Hi Janika

 

Well if you only run it in Japanese you will not have any problems. Only when you add a language, than you will ancounter the problems I have mention above.

 

The support forum you quoted has a big disadvantage for me - it is in Japanese and I am not that good. But thanks anyway.

 

Cheers

 

Jens

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We have developed several stores now in Japanese and/or English. We always start with the English version and then add the Japanese language support. We do this even if the site is only to be run in Japanese as we have some administrators who only speak English.

 

The English version also has support for a couple of other language in the default installation.

 

Hi Craig

 

At the time I started with the project, the decission has been made to use the Japanese version of oscommerce. They had by default English, German and Japanese language included, so their was no need to implement them.

 

Now that I am much further in the development I found the above problems. For the Japanese Customer these problems do not show at all, it is only for those, who live in Japan and are not familiar with Japanese or for people who live outside of Japan and want to send someone in Japan our goods.

 

But even so, when you use the English osc version, you should have had simular problems, at least with creat_account.php at sign up. So how did you solve it?

 

In Admin it is for some reason only the first section (Configuration) that is not displaying in English or German or any other language correct (that you can read it) in all the other sections you are able to read it in any language (Japanese, English, etc). I was not able to find out why that is so, any ideas?

 

Cheers

 

Jens

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hi all,

Sorry for butting in with no useful info... but: cheekily I'm gonna ask skip how he manages to get japanese data into the MySQL backend of his projects (rather than going via the admin panel). The internet is an amazing thing, and I noticed a post you made on a forum back in 2002! Hope you got it fixed... <grin>

 

Many thanks,

 

 

-Si

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