Si, Jawol, Qui: Alpha Anywhere is Designed for Use Globally - A Guide to Localization, Including Right-to-Left Language Support, Such as Hebrew and Arabic

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Si, Jawol, Qui: Alpha Anywhere is Designed for Use Globally - A Guide to Localization, Including Right-to-Left Language Support, Such as Hebrew and Arabic


Selwyn Rabins demonstrates how to design a web application that supports multiple languages

With more than a third of Alpha's customers based outside of North America, and with rapidly increasing use of Alpha Anywhere globally, we asked Selwyn Rabins to put together this video tutorial on how to design a web application in Alpha Anywhere with international language support and localized components.

In this first video, Selwyn gives a brief overview of how to design a web application with Alpha Anywhere in which the grid or UX components can be localized. This means that the same component can be used for different languages. The technique involves using either Language tags (<a5:r>) or Text Dictionary tag (<a5:t>) around text strings that need to be localized.

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For certain languages, such as Hebrew or Arabic, the text flow direction is right-to-left. In the next video, Selwyn demonstrates how you can execute JavaScript to change the text flow direction for the whole page. The JavaScript is added to the component's render complete event. It sets the text direction using the following code: document.body.style.direction= 'rtl'

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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.

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