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Multiple Language Support
Configurator provides the capability to display all elements of the questionnaire in any user language. Whereas the static label translation for all supported languages comes with the installation files of Configurator, the translation of the dynamic data is entered during the setup of the configuration model. In this way, the questionnaire can display the following in the language of the user that launches the questionnaire:
functional groups, which are the tabs on the questionnaire
features, which are the questions on the questionnaire
feature options, which are the answers on the questionnaire
Note: Translations for features and feature options are optional. If not defined, the system looks for translations for the variable and variable options. In this way, the system maintains a single translation record within a group, no matter in which configurable item and domain that it is used. But the system also allows you to create configurable item or domain-specific translations by adding feature and feature option translations. If no translations have been set up for variables, features and options, the system uses the default feature and feature option texts.
Example: The questionnaire respondent uses Chinese. In this case, you set up Chinese records for functional group names, option questions, and option answers:
1 In Functional Group Maintenance, set up Chinese records for functional group names by using the String Translation button.

String Translation for Functional Group Name
2 In Feature Maintenance|Feature Details, set up Chinese records for option questions by using the String Translation button.

String Translation for Option Questions
3 In Feature Maintenance|Feature Options, set up Chinese records for option answers by using the String Translation button.

String Translation for Option Answers
Then when the questionnaire respondent logs in as a Chinese user, the system displays the questionnaire in Chinese.

Questionnaire in Chinese
You can also define the warning message in multiple languages when you create the sales configuration rule.
Example: The questionnaire respondent uses Chinese. In this case, you set up the warning message in Chinese when you create the sales configuration rule:

Define Message in Chinese
Then when the Chinese questionnaire respondent uses the questionnaire, the system displays the message box title and the message in Chinese.

Message Shown in Chinese
You can also define master comments in the customer language to add configuration descriptions to an item. The configuration descriptions in the customer language can be printed on documents such as sales quotes, sales orders, invoices, or packing lists.
Example: The customer language is Chinese. You define a master comment for the configurable item 01040 in Chinese:
这台微波仪器的颜色是[color]
Color is a feature for the item. When the questionnaire respondent selects the color option 白色on the questionnaire and create a variant item, the system creates the master comment for the variant item as follows:
这台微波仪器的颜色是白色。