Language confusion in Moss
Posted on July 18, 2008
I had yet another Moss confusion this morning. I have installed an English Moss and then configured the server with a Danish language pack. When i opened up a site directly from my development server, everything was displayed nicely in danish. The top bar greated me with a “Velkommen Kaj” (I guess even US/UK readers can guess what that means in danish 🙂 ). When i opened up the site directly on my laptop, the greating was in English…
As my little green StarWars friend would say:
Strange that is.. yeah!
This does not only apply to the greating, but also to the Site Actions menu and help collection.
So the same site is shown with different language settings on two different machines.
After a little investigation, i found out that my laptop was set to be located in America. (Control Panel –> Regional and language Settings –> Location). This is what caused it to show these things in English.
Only developers from out of this planet will be able to explain why this is the way Moss is behaving. But it is! So learn it and behave correctly. If only Moss used my computers language setting, I could understand. Even better, it would just use the language setting of the site. But it does not!
Luckily i hadn’t configured my laptop to be located in Uzbekistan!