Multi Language Applications
Posted on 1997-08-01
We are a system integrator writing applications for industrial control systems using Visual Basic "Man Machine Interfaces" (MMI) and C++ for most control functions. We have had numerous requests to provide multi-language MMI’s . These are Client/server applications using Windows NT the standard TCP/IP network services.
Previously we supplied many non-windows based systems using an industrial 68000 based computer programmed in "Forth". We supplied systems for English/Spanish, English/French, English/Polish, and English/Russian. To accomplish this, we stripped out all the text in both the MMI and the reports, built a file with English statements and corresponding "Second Language" statements. We then were able to, by means of a "Two Position" selector switch, switch from one language to the other.
I am looking for any products or ideas that will assist me in this type of system. Any ideas???