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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 13531330, Entry date: 02/18/2008

What settings must you make to switch the language of user-relevant texts (title, comments and display texts) in STEP 7 to Russian?

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Proceed as follows to switch from German to Russian:

  • Microsoft Windows MUI and the appropriate character set must be installed on the computer.
Settings in Windows 2000:
  1. Open Country Settings via Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. In the Languages settings for the system set a check mark for "Cyrillic".
  3. Press the "Set default" button and in the "Select system regional settings" dialog window that opens select "Russian".
  4. In the "General" tab select the entry "Russian" for "Regional settings (location)".
  5. Acknowledge the settings with OK.
  6. Follow the Windows instructions and then restart the computer.
Settings in Windows XP:
  1. Open "Regional and Language Options" via Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. In the "Regional Options" tab select "Russian" under "Standards and formats".
  3. In the "Advanced" tab select "Russian" for "Language for non-Unicode programs".
  4. Acknowledge the settings with OK.
  5. Follow the Windows instructions and then restart the computer.
  6. Export the STEP 7 project text files in SIMATIC Manager via the menu command Options > Multilingual text management > Export.

Fig. 1: Exporting text files

  1. To edit in the CSV file you switch the font to RU (Russian). You can switch using the blue icon at the bottom right in the TASK bar. Edit the CSV file using the "normal Arial" or "Courier New" font. 
  2. Save the CSV file and import it in the SIMATIC Manager. Now you can switch to Russian.
  3. Note here that umlauts will no longer be displayed correctly.

If you have created the user-relevant texts of a STEP 7 project in MS Windows XP MultiLanguage and with one of the associated foreign-language fonts, then on all the computers that you use to open and process the project you must

  • install MS Windows XP MUI and the relevant font
  • make the settings described above.

Export, Language switch 

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