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Language Settings

The language setting comprises the following settings:

The logon language is the language of the current user session. It influences the selection of various texts.
The text environment language is the language of the text environment of the current internal session. By default, this is the logon language, but can be changed to another value in an internal session with the statement SET LOCALE LANGUAGE. It influences the general language-dependent behavior of an ABAP program.

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54


  • The system field sy-langu contains the text environment language. It only displays the logon language if the text environment language is not set to a different value.

  • In an internal session, the text environment language should only be set temporarily to a language other than the logon language.


Logon Language

Text Environment Language and Text Environment