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Oracle Enterprise Manager Configuration Guide

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Globalization Support

Oracle Enterprise Manager Release 9.2.0 has been translated into the following languages:

These translations are bundled along with the English version of the product. To use Enterprise Manager and its applications in a language other than English, you must choose the appropriate language during product installation.

However, regardless of the language you select to install, the English versions will always be installed automatically.

For further details regarding the installation of Enterprise Manager components in languages other than English, refer to your installation guide.

Repository Setting

The Enterprise Manager repository must be created in the language you want to use.

If you use an existing Oracle instance, make sure the database character set is the superset of the character set that the language supports. If it is not, you need to create a new Oracle instance with an appropriate character set.

With the Oracle Database Configuration Assistant, you can easily change the database character set for a new Oracle database.

To create a new repository with a specific language, follow the steps below:

  1. Set the language setting.
  2. Set the NLS_LANG parameter setting.
  3. Start the Enterprise Manager Configuration Assistant.
  4. Complete the repository creation task.

Setting the Language and NLS_LANG Parameter

Make sure to set the language setting and the NLS_LANG parameter setting before you start the following:

Whenever you change the language setting or the NLS_LANG, you must restart the Oracle Intelligent Agent, Oracle Management Server, Oracle HTTP Server, Oracle Enterprise Manager Console, and the other Enterprise Manager applications.

Language Setting

To create the repository or to run any Oracle Enterprise Manager programs, you may need to specify the language that you want to use before you start the operation.

The way to specifying the language is platform specific. A typical setting is as follows:

  1. From the Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Regional Settings.
  3. Choose the language from the region name list.
  4. Click OK to complete the change.

Solaris and Typical UNIX System

Set the environment variable LANG.

  • Born shell or Korn shell:
    $ LANG=<locale>
    $ export LANG
  • C shell or tcsh:
    % setenv LANG <locale>

where <locale> is a platform specific value. If the command locale is available, locale -a shows the list of all available locales.

% locale -a

Example to set the language to German on Solaris tcsh:

% setenv LANG de

NLS_LANG Setting

To access the Oracle database you need to specify the NLS_LANG parameter. Refer to Oracle9i Database Globalization Support Guide for details.

Accessing Browser-Based Enterprise Manager in a Language Other Than English

To run browser-based Enterprise Manager in a language other than English, you must first install the Enterprise Manager web site with the appropriate language.

Directly Accessing Enterprise Manager in Another Language

Without having to edit any files, you can directly access browser-based Enterprise Manager in a language other than English by entering the following:

http://<machine name>:3339/emwebsite_<lang>.html

For example, to see the German-translated version of the index page, enter the following:

http://<webserver host name>:3339/emwebsite_de.html 

Edit the oem.conf File

To change the default page to point to a non-English website, edit the oem.conf file so that the file name, emwebsite. html, points to the appropriate file name for the website. For instance, change emwebsite.html to emwebsite_de.html in order to display the German-translated version of the index page.

Change the Preferred Language Setting

To view content in a specific language in your browser, you can change the preferred language setting on your browser machine:

Netscape Navigator
  1. Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
  2. In the Preferences dialog, expand the Navigator category.
  3. Click Languages.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Choose an appropriate language, then click OK.
  6. Click OK in the Language Preferences window.
  7. Click OK in the Internet Options window to complete the change.
Internet Explorer
  1. Choose Internet Options from the Tools menu.
  2. Click Languages.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Choose an appropriate language, then click OK.
  5. Click OK in the Preferences dialog to complete the change.