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Selecting an Interface Language

You can view user interface text and help text in the following languages.

  • English
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean

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How Do I Select an Interface Language?

There are two ways you can select an interface language.

  • Select the language link that appears at the bottom of any product page to the right of the "View In" heading.

  • Select the language from the Select a Language page in My Preferences. The language that you select will appear whenever you sign into your product database.

The first method has precedence over the second method. For example, if you specify English as the interface language in My Preferences, but you select Simplified Chinese from a search page, the on-screen instructions and help information will appear in Simplified Chinese.

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Interface Tranlation Rules

Generally, all items on a page will be translated. The following items, however, are not translated.

  • Proper names

  • Product names

  • Trademarks, registered trademarks, and service marks

  • Search examples

  • Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and proximity operators (NEAR and SAME)

  • Two-characters field tags used in Advanced Search to formulate search queries

  • Data (when searching in English)

  • E-Mail Addresses 

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Interface Language Rules

The interface language that you select determines the language of the on-screen instructions and help information. Consequently, search queries must always be in English. The results of your search are always in English.

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Language Field

The Language field in a Full Record displays the language in which the source document was published.