is multilanguage enabled, which means that you can display the user interface (UI) in different languages.

A multilanguage version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is not the same as a localized version.

To be able to run a localized version in multiple languages, you must install language modules.

Installing Language Modules

You can install language modules so that you can view text in the user interface in different languages. Once you have installed a language module, you can select that language on the Select Language page in the UI to change the language of all text that is displayed in the UI in captions for text boxes, on command buttons, in menus, and so on.

When you change the language of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, you are not changing the language of the data that is stored in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Changing the text that is stored as application data is not part of the language modules. Examples of such text are the names of items in the inventory or the comments for a customer.

For more information, see Language Modules.

Developing Multilanguage Applications

After you install a language module, you must design your application to take advantage of the multilanguage functionality. For more information, see Developing Multilanguage-Enabled Applications.

Viewing the Application in Different Languages

The language that is displayed to end users in the application depends on several factors, including the language on the localized version of the application, whether a user has specified a global language, whether a developer has specified a global language in C/AL code, or whether a developer has specified a language for a particular object in C/AL code. For more information, see Viewing the Application in Different Languages.

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