Languages

Purpose

Permits identifying the language in which an item is written, in accordance with ISO 639 standard.

This is information about the item (principally documents, product labels and packaging), and does not affect any language attributes or capabilities within PDXpert.

Where used

All items

Data fields

Name
This is the complete name for the language.
ISO 639 short code
The two-character ISO code was devised primarily for use in terminology and includes identifiers for most of the major languages of the world. Most technology standards bodies (such as W3.org) use this code.
Terminology (abbreviation)
This should be one of the values specified for ISO three character codes, and is required by PDXpert.
Bibliography code
This is an alternative ISO three-character code.
Active: users can select
Default member of collection
Permanent member of collection
For a description of these checkboxes, see the Collections reference > Managing collections help topic.

Setup suggestions

You should identify the potential languages of your organization's international activities and the likelihood of exchanging information in foreign languages, and then make those languages available to your users.

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