This article demonstrates how to use the localization feature, which allows you to translate most areas of the CMMS into a custom built language to suit your specific wants and needs.
Creating a custom localization
- Click Settings, and Localization.In the list that appears, you will see all of the languages provided by Fiix, and the localizations created by you. The "single head" icon represents your current language whereas the "group heads" icon is the default language for the tenant (i.e: new users, system emails, etc).
- Click on the New button at the top of the page, and fill out all of the following fields:
- Name For This Localization: Name of localization
- Language For This Localization: Needs to be filled out just in case the name does not contain the language
- Country of Use: Used to distinguish between dialects, ie: Quebec French vs French used in France
- Untranslated Phrases Use: This is the language to fall back on if the phrase is not filled out
- Clicking OK generates a new window where you can begin to modify the localization
- Use the Global Keys tab to edit common items such as labels, menu items, actions, etc. Use the buttons at the top of the tab Edit Menu, Edit Actions, Edit Common Labels And Elements to localize common labels of the CMMS. There are also buttons on the right to let you filter words based on whether or not they have been filled, or they are still empty.
All translations that are populated are highlighted in green:
- For certain labels like those on the side menu or buttons, you may need to refresh your browser before it will appear.
- As you click around the application you will see the Localize button at the top action bar. You can access the localization window from this button. The button will appear if you are set to localize and have permission to edit the localization.
- To activate the translation so that other users within the CMMS can begin using the Localization, click on Active toggle at the top left of the form
By default, only the user that created the localization will have access to edit it. However, if you want another user to edit your localization, then you must add them to the permission tab.
- To do this, click Permissions, and New
- Select the user from the drop-down menu, and click OK
- This user will now be displayed in the permissions tab and will now have the ability to edit the Localization.
- If the user is not an administrator, you should probably set the permissions for the user group to access the Settings and Localization menu items.
- Finally, in order for the user to see the localize button at the top of pages, you must set the This user can localize the CMMS and change labels checkbox in the user setting window. If you are an administrator, you do not need to do this as you will automatically have this enabled.