Restricting Translations for Definitions

You can control which Items can be translated. This enables you to ensure that certain definitions, such as Stored Values, remain in a specific language for all Users.

This option is available when Globalization is not enabled so you can ensure that certain strings are not translated if definitions are shared across systems that may or may not be translated. This option also helps you prepare for translation by enabling you to specify invariant values that you want ignored during a translation effort. For example, you may want to ensure that all organizations in your company are shown in English.

To prevent a definition from being translated:

  1. In CSM Administrator, create a Blueprint.
  2. Select an Item from the Managers menu. For example, select Managers > Stored Values.
  3. Select an Item, and then you can:
    • Right-click and select Localization > Do not allow the item to be localized.
    • Select the Localization icon on the toolbar, and then select Do not allow the item to be localized.

    The Select the Invariant Culture dialog opens, with all applicable cultures listed.
  4. Select the culture that contains values you want shown for the definition for all cultures. This invariant culture is also referred to as a "constant" culture because the values cannot be translated and will therefore not change based on a User's selected culture.
  5. Click OK.

Definitions that cannot be translated include a Localization stamp in the upper right corner.
Localization Stamp