Examples of language settings are
en for English,
de for German. Language and locale combinations allow for dialects of languages such as
en_US for British and American English. SAPUI5 will also allow an app to select the most appropriate language. If a device is set to
de_CH for Swiss German, but that file isn’t included in the app, it will look for a
de (German) file to load.
Step 1: Open your HCP cockpit
Log into your HCP account, click on the Services in the left-hand navigation bar.
Step 2: Open the SAP Translation Hub overview page
Scroll down until you see the SAP Translation Hub tile.
Click on the tile to open the overview page.
Step 3: Go To Service
Click on the Go to Service link.
Step 4: Create a new translation project
When the Translation Hub page loads, click the + icon at the bottom of the window, and then select Git Project to create a new translation process.
Step 5: Fill in project details
Fill in the project details as shown below:
|Path to properties file
Click on Save
Step 6: Initiate translations
Once the project is created click the green Get Translations button, and log in if prompted.
Step 7: Translation completion
You will see the “All done.” toast message at the bottom of the screen when the translations are complete.
Step 8: Pull translated files to Web IDE
Return to SAP Web IDE and open the Git pane.
You will notice that there is only the original
i18n.properties file in your project folder.
In the Git pane, click the Pull button to pull the translated files from your Git repository to your local project folder.
Step 9: Confirm translated files in project
If you check the
i18n folder in your project, you will see the two new files:
Step 10: Commit files, and deploy to the cloud
Commit your new files to Git and deploy the application to HCP (following the same procedure as in the previous tutorial.
Right-click on your
te2016 project folder, and select Deploy > Deploy to SAP HANA Cloud Platform and click Deploy.
Step 11: Testing your language files
To test the language support in the deployed app, we can utilize the SAPUI5
sap-ui-language URL parameter.
To do so, just append
?sap-ui-language=xx_YY to your application URL
- If your standard application URL looks like this:
- You can view the German strings by specifying:
- And the Spanish strings by specifying:
Step 12: Run the app on your phone
If your device is set to either the German or Spanish locale, then the app will check the language and locale settings on the device, and load the appropriate strings file.