Configuration Manager - Commerce - Languages

Use the Languages panel of the Configuration Manager to configure your WebSphere Commerce instance to support all required languages.

Choose your default language from the Default Language list. The wcs.bootstrap_multi_xx_XX.xml file that matches your default language must also be in the Selected languages window. To add support for more languages to your database, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the appropriate language .xml file from the Available languages window. The .xml file is in the form wcs.bootstrap_multi_xx_XX.xml, where xx_XX is the locale code for the language you want to select. Valid locale codes for languages that are supported are listed in Valid locale codes.
  2. Click the arrow that points to the Selected languages window. The language that you chose is now listed in the Selected languages window.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each language for which support is needed.
  • Once you populate the database with a language, you cannot remove that language from the database.
  • If you plan to create stores that support more than one language, you must select the appropriate languages. For example, if you want your store to support English and Spanish, you must have both English and Spanish in the Selected languages window. The starter stores that are provided with WebSphere Commerce support more than one language.
  • The WebSphere Commerce Server expects one-to-one mapping between the Language and Local Code. Ensure that each Locale Code is used only once.

Valid locale codes

The following table displays the available locale codes:

Language Locale Code
Arabic (Egypt) ar_EG
German de_DE
English en_US
Spanish es_ES
French fr_FR
Italian it_IT
Japanese ja_JP
Korean ko_KR
Polish pl_PL
Brazilian Portuguese pt_BR
Romanian ro_RO
Russian ru_RU
Turkish tr_TR
Simplified Chinese zh_CN
Traditional Chinese zh_TW
Generate properties file only
This check box displays in the Instance Creation wizard only.

Select this check box if you do not want to create an instance but you want to populate a properties file. The properties file can be used with the CreateInstance Ant target to create a WebSphere Commerce instance.

The properties file is found in:

  • AIXWindowsLinuxWC_installdir/instances/ instance_name/properties/
  • For IBM i OS operating system WC_userdir/instances/ instance_name/properties/