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Preferred display language

This menu function can be used above all in multilingual projects. In the upper area of the context menu the radio buttons can be used to select the preferred display language. All languages which have been defined as “editorial languages” (see also page Display languages (FirstSpirit Online Documentation)) in the ServerManager project properties are displayed here.

When the preferred display language is selected the entries in the tree will switch to the respective language-dependent display name and language-dependent content deriving from the templates, e.g., the labels of the forms, will switch to the preferred display language as well (provided that they have been saved in the template).

Important This setting does not have an effect on the SiteArchitect language setting (see UI languages (→FirstSpirit Online Documentation)). These entries (e.g., menu bar or dialogs) are determined by the language settings on the start page (“locale” language).

Always display forms in 'preferred display language':
If this menu function is activated, language-dependent content from the template is displayed in the preferred display language (provided that this content has been defined by the template developer in the form area). For example, this concerns the labeling of the Page Store's input components (e.g., text input fields).
If this menu function is deactivated, the input components are labeled in the respective project language (content language). In this case, the labeling is therefore dependent on the selected language tab. If the content is not available (in the template) in the required language or the content language, the language information of the default display language is adopted.

Display reference names:
If this checkbox is activated, the reference names are displayed for all elements.
If this checkbox is deactivated, elements are displayed in the preferred display language.

For information on multilingualism in FirstSpirit projects, see also Chapter The FirstSpirit concept – multilingualism.

Important Each FirstSpirit object has a reference name, which must be unique in each store.

When creating new objects in SiteArchitect, reference names are made automatically unique by default by adding a number, e.g., “_1”.
When creating new objects in ContentCreator, reference names of pages (Page Store) and page references (Site Store) are made unique by attaching an underscore and a random twelve-digit string, e.g., “_xitefo542bdt”.

Important Reference names can also be called on a selected object using the keyboard shortcut Alt+P.

Automatic font detection:
This is deactivated by default, since problems occur only in rare cases when displaying texts. If this checkbox is activated, an automatism is triggered that determines a suitable font based on the displayed text. The determined font is then able to display the entire text correctly. Affects all text fields in SiteArchitect as well as search results. If textual content is not displayed correctly (e.g. € instead of special characters), this option should be checked.

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