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1.2 When is it necessary to use Multilingual Support?

Multilingual Support is set up at a partition level within a LANSA system.

It is strongly recommended that you use multilingual support for all partitions, even if you only intend to execute your application in a single language.

Aside from this recommendation, there are a variety of situations where it is necessary to set up Multilingual support including:

For applications in bi-directional or DBCS languages you must use multilingual support, regardless of whether or not the resulting applications are truly multilingual (that is, able to operate in more than one language).

Note: It is only possible to use a national language without multilingual support if the language is derived from the Latin alphabet (for example, English).

All new partitions created on the IBM i on Japanese and French machines are automatically created as multilingual.
All Visual LANSA partitions are automatically created as multilingual.