Multi-Lingual Database

Hi everyone have few queries with respect to multi-lingual.

1)Can Multiple Language exist in a same database. That is can there be documents of different languages. if so say if some one has entered text in French and if i view the document will i be seeing the french characters or junk values.

2)What is the purpose of the Database properties--Multilingual database and also selecting the Language in the design note. Does both these settings automatically convert english to the language that is set??

thankx for your time i am pretty much confused with the way the multilingual will work any feedback on this is very much appreciated by the way i am using R5.

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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
1) the DESIGN is multi-lingual, but the contents of documents aren't translated automatically if that's what you mean. So if someone used a French form to enter French text in a document, you will read the same French text on a Dutch form when you open the document.  
2) The language selected is the default language. Someone preferring a language that is not in the design will get the forms corresponding to that language. The design might contain forms for several languages.
Multi-lingual design has nothing to do with charcater sets, which is what determines whether you see the intended content or garbage characters.

Here's what multi-lingual design DOES allow.  You can have your design elements (forms, views, etc.) tagged with a language.  When a Notes client or a web browser requests a design element (or some content that reuqires loading a particular design element), the Notes or browser client presents the request with information about prefered language.

Now, IF the database is set to support multiple languages, AND if there are multiple design elements with the same name, and IF one of those "duplicates" is tagged with the same language that the client requested, then Dmino will deliver THAT version of the named design element instead of one of the others.

So, the database multilingaul setting determines whether Domino bothers checking for language matches of the design elements, and the individual design element language tagging helps Domino determine what is the best match for the client request.
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