Bilingual Language for 800xA IT
Currently we’re performing Water Treatment Plant with 800xA IT software of ABB. Currently we have some problem while we’re programming system as below:
- Our customer have required to display SCADA interface (screen and faceplate) with bilingual language (English and Vietnamese) on the same time, and they can switch between two options whenever they want. Can we do this? And how to do?
As far as I understand: customer require to switch between languages without re-opening faceplates or displays.
My answer: for the existing faceplates (such as faceplates of AC 800M objects) such functionality require Plant Explorer to reopen. Because faceplate text depend on the Windows NLS settings, text values loading once and not re-initializing automatically. The same behavior is valid for the alarm messages.
However for the PG2 displays switching language functionality can be realized without re-opening. For each text value you can insert selection statement. Define one variable in the "general properties" responsible for the language selection and on variable change all text values will be updated automatically.
P.S. Unfortuanetly I don't have my VM with 800xA now therefore can't make example for you. Maybe next time.