To view Microsoft Dynamics NAV in multiple languages, you install one or more language modules. The topic describes language modules in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. For more information about how to install language modules in the original version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, see Language Modules for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (requires PartnerSource login).

Language Modules in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

A language module contains:

  • Translated strings for the UI in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client.
  • Translated strings for the database.
  • Translated strings for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, such as for logs and error reporting.
  • Translated strings for the Microsoft Office Outlook Add-in for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  • Translated strings for charts on Role Centers in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client.
  • Localized versions of the client Help.

Language modules are binary files that you cannot modify with external tools.

For more information about installing language modules in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, see How to: Install Language Modules.

If you have customized Microsoft Dynamics NAV, then after you install the appropriate language module, you should also translate the strings for the objects that you added or modified. For more information, see How to: Add Translated Strings By Importing and Exporting Multilanguage Files and How to: Add Translated Strings By Using the Multilanguage Editor.

Language Subdirectory

When you install a language module, a subdirectory for the language is created in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV directory structure. The .stx, .etx, .chm, and .hh files for each language are automatically installed in the subdirectory. The name of the subdirectory is the three-letter language code (Abbreviated Name) that is used by Windows for the particular language. For more information, see Windows Language Virtual Table.

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