Managing multilingual input in a single database

The charset=[MIME charset name] argument can be added to any URL command to return the requested form or page in the specified character set, regardless of the preferred language setting in the browser. The server does not generate the charset=[MIME charset name] argument automatically. It must be built into the application.

Syntax

http://Host/Database/FormName?OpenForm&charset=[MIME charset name]

Where:

  • FormName is the name of the form to be opened.
  • [MIME charset name] is the name of the character set that will be used for the returned target form.

Usage

The charset=[MIME charset name] argument will override the $$HTMLContentLang field in a form. For information on using the $$HTMLContentLang field to enable multiple character sets to be used for input to a databasesee the topic "Managing multilingual input in a single database" in Notes®, Domino® and Designer Release Notes -- Release 5.0.2.

Example

A company has sales staff in the United States, Japan, and Russia. Members of each staff are expected to submit performance summaries monthly to a single database. The sales personnel can use English, Japanese, and Russian character sets in the same database if the URL command that returns the summary form uses the charset=[MIME charset name] argument. When the server receives the command, it returns the target form in the specified character set. A URL command that would return the target form in the Japanese character set is shown as follows.

http://www.lotus-10.com/sales.nsf/Summary?OpenForm&charset=Shift_JIS