Recently I had to do some C work of a MoSCoW list on a 10.3.3.3 system. The customer wanted français on the dropdown list at the logon screen written as Français:
With the help of Christi@n I recovered from my brain freeze and started editing a copy of languagenames.xml in the general customMessages folder:
A quick reboot of the presentation server a the problem was fixed:
Well not really......As most students in the Netherlands I dropped my French classes ASAP in high school. My knowledge of the French language is restricted to "Papa fume un pipe dans le jardin..." (Dad smokes a pipe in the garden).
Thankfully one of the best names in the Dutch OBI community Stijn came to the rescue and prevented this "faux pas" :
In English language names are written with a capital, but not in French. Changing français to Français is actually incorrect, because it means something different.
To be more clear: français means French and un Français means a Frenchmen. This explains why some language names are written without a capital.
A quick conference with the customer reviled that the issue was raised by a Dutchmen who thought the French branches would be offended if there language wasn't starting with a Capital.
Till Next Time