Q++ Languages Properties

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Q++ Languages Properties

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To modify a Language's attributes, bring up the Language Properties dialog, by clicking on the Properties speedbutton in the Tokens Manager.




The Language Name is a string of 30 characters maximum.


Display Font : You will rarely need to change the Display Font. It is used whenever you are dealing with East European or Scandinavian languages and you need to have access to non-keyboard characters to enter text for holidays, saints or token translations. The Display Font only affects what is displayed to you when you enter the name of a holiday or the translation for a given token, and does not affect the Output File in any way. The fonts used in your GridTemplate will be the fonts that appear in the Output File.


Capitalization Options : This setting allows you to fine-tune the way Q++ capitalizes (makes into uppercase) letters when converting tokens that specify some form of capitalization, such as [Dddd] and [MMMM]. The 4 possible options are:


None (normal capitalization)

This is the default, where capitalization is performed by Windows, using the font's internal encoding. This is usually the best method to use.

Ignore Caps

Use this option to indicate to Q++ that it should ignore the case implied by tokens, and simply use the translation supplied in the Tokens Manager. For example, if this option is set to true, the tokens [Mmmm], [MMMM] would be converted the same way as [mmmm]. This option is useful for languages, such as Chinese, where the concept of an uppercase character has no meaning.

Use accented uppercase letters

Use this option to indicate to Q++ if uppercase letters of tokens of this language should have accents of not, for example : Ä, Ö, É.

Use Fonts Capitalization table

Does not apply to the XE2 version of Q++Studio and, if used will cause message 180275 to be issued.

Use Turkish Capitalization

Use this option for any language that uses the Turkish alphabet which has 2 letters for "i": a dot-less one that uppercases to the usual Western dot-less capital "i", and a normal western lowercase "i" that capitalizes to a special Turkish dotted uppercase "i".

Arabic Capitalization and Numerics

Locates occurrences of Arabic numerals and excludes them from the text reversal applied to Arabic, as well as pre-processing them to work with legacy AXT/ANSI Arabic fonts.

Greek Non-Accented Capitalization

Removes accents from all upper-case Greek characters.



The Parent Language is determined by the language selected when you click on the NEW button. You cannot modify the parent of a language once it has been created.

Topic 104040 updated on 13-May-2016.
Topic URL: http://www.qppstudio.net/webhelp/index.html?creatingormodifyingalanguage.htm