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    Configuring Institution Languages

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    To configure institution languages, you must have the following role:
    • General System Administrator
    The Institution Languages mapping table (Configuration Menu > General > General Settings > Institution Languages) allows you to configure which languages are supported by the institution. Available languages are predefined by Ex Libris; each language is either enabled or disabled. Languages can be supported in the following contexts:
    • Patron facing interfaces – Includes notifications (email and SMS)
    • Staff facing interfaces – Includes the patron-facing interfaces and all other Esploro back-office elements
    The Institution Languages mapping table contains the following languages:
    Supported Language Codes and Language Names
    Language Code Language Name
    ar Arabic
    ca Catalan; Valencian
    cs Czech
    cy Welsh
    da Danish
    dbg dbg (not listed)
    de German
    en English
    es Spanish
    eu Basque
    fi Finnish
    fr French
    ga Irish
    he Hebrew
    it Italian
    ja Japanese
    ko Korean
    nb Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål
    nl Dutch; Flemish
    nn Norwegian Nynorsk; Nynorsk, Norwegian
    no Norwegian
    pl Polish
    pt Portuguese (Brazil)
    ru Russian
    se Northern Sami
    sv Swedish
    zh Chinese
    zh-tw Traditional Chinese

    For more information about mapping tables, see Mapping Tables.
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    Institution Languages Mapping Table
    On this page, you can enable or disable languages. You may need to log in and out of Esploro to see the changes.
    The Supported for Patron Facing column indicates whether the language is supported in patron-facing interfaces, such as notifications (email and SMS). The Supported for Staff UI column indicates whether the language can be selected as the staff-facing interface (when you select the name of the user in the top right-hand corner of Esploro and select the language from the Language drop-down list):
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    Staff Facing Interface Language

    The values in the Supported for Patron Facing column and Supported for Staff UI column are read-only and cannot be edited.

    If a staff user selected an enabled language as their interface language, then physical location names can only be edited for that language. To change the name of a physical location in a different language, select that language as the interface language. 
    If a patron selected an enabled language as their Preferred Language, all emails received by the patron display in this language (see the Preferred Language field in the Quick User Management Page Fields table in Adding Users).
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