Multicultural considerations for Cognos Insight users

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IBM® Cognos® Insight uses different settings to determine your language and cultural standards, depending on where you launch Cognos Insight from. This information will help you understand where Cognos Insight finds your language and cultural preferences so that you can change them, if necessary.

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The multicultural considerations you can review depends on where you launch Cognos Insight from. Choose from the following situations:

When you launch Cognos Insight Standard Edition

When you install or launch Cognos Insight from your own computer, your Microsoft® Windows® operating system's regional preferences determine the language and cultural standards that appear in Cognos Insight. For example, if your regional preference is French (Canada), the Cognos Insight user interface will be in French, and the date, time, number, and currency format will reflect the French Canadian cultural standards.

For information about setting your Microsoft Windows operating system's regional preferences, see your Microsoft Windows operating system documentation.

When you launch Cognos Insight from the IBM Cognos TM1® Applications portal

When you install or launch Cognos Insight from the Cognos TM1 Applications portal, the product language and content language that you set in the portal determine the language and cultural standards that appear in Cognos Insight. For example, if you set the product language to French (Canada) and the content language to English (Canada), the Cognos Insight user interface appears in French and the cultural standards are Canadian English. If the language settings change, you can close and reopen a workspace in Cognos Insight to refresh the language and cultural standards.

For information about setting the product and content language in the Cognos TM1 Applications portal, see the IBM Cognos TM1 Applications Guide, which you can access by opening the IBM Cognos information center (http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cogic/v1r0m0/index.jsp) and finding the applicable information center for your version of Cognos TM1.

When you launch Cognos Insight from Cognos Connection

When you install or launch Cognos Insight from IBM Cognos Connection, the Cognos Connection product and content languages determine the language and cultural standards that appear in Cognos Insight. For example, if you set the product language to Japanese and the content language to French (France), the Cognos Insight user interface appears in Japanese and the cultural standards are French (France). If the language settings change, you can close and reopen a workspace in Cognos Insight to refresh the language and cultural standards.

For information about setting the product and content language in Cognos Connection, see the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Administration and Security Guide, which you can access by opening the IBM Cognos information center (http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cogic/v1r0m0/index.jsp) and finding the applicable information center for your version of Cognos Business Intelligence.


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More support for:

Cognos Insight

Software version:

10.1, 10.1.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1598621

Modified date:

2013-07-09

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