1.2 The Developer's Environment and the End User's Environment

Before beginning to work with the multilingual facilities supported by LANSA, you must understand the difference between multilingual support for a developer and support for the end user.

The interface to LANSA used by a developer can be installed in English, French and Japanese only. This is referred to as the Development Language. During the LANSA installation process you can nominate the set of Development Languages you want installed.

Applications created in LANSA using these languages can be designed and implemented to be fully multilingual and execute in a large number of languages. The LANSA development environment includes a variety of objects and features that enable you to create multilingual applications for your end users.

For example, you might wish to create an order entry system: