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Business software used by internationally operating enterprises has to meet certain localization requirements, for example by providing different logon languages or by meeting different legal requirements. In the SAP environment, the language aspect is known as internationalization and is part of the Globalization product standard. As a consequence, translatable text sources must be used when developing in ABAP, and the technical requirements for handling variable character sets must be respected.

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54


Storing System Texts

Translation-Friendly Message Texts

Text Environment

Character Set of Source Code

Cutting Texts

Code Pages for Files