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How to get Crystal to display French print dialog when my app is deployed in French

My app ships with French resource DLLs that are selected programmatically when the app runs in a French locale. However, when attempting to print a report from the app (which is all done using Crystal Reports) the print dialogs are always in English, as the Crystal redistributables that ship with the product are all English.

Is it possible to get hold of French redistributables for Crystal?
If so, is it possible for them to co-exist with the English ones on the same machine?

The app is C++ and MFC and COM/ATL, if that's of any interest
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frodomanCommented:
You can find the French merge modules on Biz Objects website - whether or not you're licensed to use them with the English version of Crystal is something I'm not sure of so you will need to determine this before using them.  I believe that doing an install with a French module will replace the English dll's on the client computer so they won't have a choice of languages, it will be whichever is installed last (I don't *know* this for certain - it's an educated guess).

http://support.businessobjects.com/communityCS/FilesAndUpdates/cr10_rdc_merge_modules_fr.zip.asp

http://support.businessobjects.com/communityCS/FilesAndUpdates/cr_net_2003_mergemodules_fr.zip.asp

http://support.businessobjects.com/communityCS/FilesAndUpdates/cr10_net_merge_modules_fr.zip.asp
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ladylinetCommented:
Frodoman is right - you need French version of Crystal modules...

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mlmccCommented:
Are the mege modules enough or does he need to purchase a French version of Crystal?

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Keith_CowanAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info so far, I went to the download page so I could find out what filenames the French merge module actually installs, but I have a bit of a problem: We are still using version 8.5 as an activeX control in a COM application. The earliest version of the merge module I could find was for version 9, and the readme said it was designed for installation by the .NET installer for us in .NET applications.

Even if (a) we upgraded our product to use version 9, and (b) the French files proved suitable for our purposes - can version 9 be installed by Installshield X and used as a COM component by an ordinary COM program? Or does it have to be used in a .NET environment?
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frodomanCommented:
No, you can't use the .Net modules (they do require the .Net framework) but you can download the standard modules instead.  All of the download modules are here: http://support.businessobjects.com/fix/merge_modules.asp

And yes, that standard ones do work with Installshield.

Again though, I don't know about the licensing issues - you may be required to purchase a French version of Crystal in order to utilize the French modules.
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Keith_CowanAuthor Commented:
I can't find any merge modules on that site that are not .NET (and certainly none for version 8.5, although I'm sure I could justify upgrading if we could get the modules we need). Don't know where you have seen these "standard" modules, they are not here as far as I can tell.

Not your fault, your answers have been valuable, but I still don't see how I am going to achieve what I need, given the poor support that seems to be out there for (a) earlier versions of Crystal, and (b) Foreign language deployments of Crystal runtime support
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frodomanCommented:
The RDC Modules are not .net ( e.g.: http://support.businessobjects.com/communityCS/FilesAndUpdates/cr9rdcmergemodules_fr.zip.asp ).  However they are all 9+.  B.O. doesn't actively support 8.5 any longer so it's almost certain that you'd need to upgrade (probably to XI since there's little point in upgrading to 9 or 10)
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mlmccCommented:
Here are CR8.5 merge modules for InstallShield

http://www.installshield.com/downloads/modules.asp?prod=cx&lan=english&xmlUse=y&xmlUse=y&xmlUse=y

I am not certain if CR8.5 usig the COM methid can do what you want.

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Keith_CowanAuthor Commented:
Thanks I have the merge module for 8.5 in English with my copy of InstallShield, what I would need is one in French
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mlmccCommented:
I don't know if they built French versions.

mlmcc
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frodomanCommented:
I've done a little checking and as far as I can determine there aren't any official merge modules available for Crystal prior to version 9.  I believe the 8.5 version that mlmcc linked to is an "unofficial" build or perhaps it was created specifically for use by InstallShield.  Regardless, I can find no evidence of existance of a French version prior to Crystal 9.

So bottom line is you're going to need to upgrade to get the functionality you want, and you'll want the RDC merge modules I linked to earlier (not the .Net ones).

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mlmccCommented:
There is a French version of CR8 but no merge modules and I doubt you could find one at a reasonable price anyway.

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