Tutorial: Adding languages to WebSphere Commerce

In this tutorial, you are adding support for additional languages to WebSphere Commerce. WebSphere Commerce is available in 13 languages by default, and you can add more languages to WebSphere Commerce stores and WebSphere Commerce tools.

Feature Pack 6 or laterIf your store is based on the Aurora starter store, WebSphere Commerce is also available in the following languages:
In this tutorial, you add support for Canadian dialects. English and French are added to Management Center and your WebSphere Commerce stores.
Note: Before you begin this tutorial, backup your database.

Learning objectives

After completing this tutorial, you should be familiar with the following concepts:
  • Instance configuration files
  • Language data
  • Properties and resource bundle files
  • The selected Languages list
After completing this tutorial, you should be able to complete the following tasks:
  • Creating and updating bootstrap files
  • Include language data in the WebSphere Commerce instance
  • Adding language support to Management Center
  • Adding language support to WebSphere Commerce stores
  • Creating properties files for new languages
  • Creating image files for new languages
  • Loading language data into stores
  • Grouping languages by country and separating languages by store

Time required

Expect this tutorial to take 4 hours to complete. This tutorial can take longer if you explore concepts that are related to this tutorial.

Skill level

This tutorial is intended for advanced WebSphere Commerce developers responsible for adding language support for stores and customizing Management Center. To complete this tutorial, you should be familiar with the following terms and concepts:

System requirements

Before you begin the tutorial, ensure that you complete the following tasks:

Tutorial resources

To complete this tutorial, the following resources are used. Ensure that you download and extract any compressed files that contain required code sample to a temporary directory, such as C:\Temp before you begin this tutorial: