Thursday, July 7, 2011

Adding a new language to a Release R12

Hi All

To add a new language you need to follow the steps of the note Requesting Translation Synchronization Patches (Doc ID 252422.1)

The main steps are :

1. From Oracle Applications Manager, go to License Manager and activate or change
your base language to a new one.

2. From AD Administration, run Maintain Multi-lingual Tables (AD Administration
Main Menu > Maintain Applications Database Entities Menu).

If you have never maintained snapshot information, it is recommended that you run the AD Administration utility to maintain snapshot information on all nodes (Maintain Applications Files Menu > Maintain snapshot information Menu > All APPL_TOP).

3. Log on to your Applications' administration node as the APPLMGR user and source the APPL_TOP environment file.  Use the manifest generation tool to generate a manifest file by executing the following command:

          perl $AD_TOP/bin/

The manifest generated from the tool is located at :


The manifest contains the files of all your active languages that are currently on your Applications instance.  You do not need to run the tool for each individual language.

4. After you generate your manifest, you can go to   (use your My Oracle Support username and password).
Follow the instructions on the screen to upload the manifest file.  A Translation synchronization patch will be generated specifically based on your manifest for each of your active language.  The patch will synchronize the language file versions and American English file versions in your Applications instance.  If you select the option to get latest translations, the patch will also bring your translations up-to-date. You will be notified by email when your patch is available for download.

If your current translations are already up-to-date and in sync with your American English file versions, you will be notified by email that there is no need to apply Translation Synchronization patch.

You should receive the email notification within 48 hours. You can also check your request status at

5. Download and Apply Translation Synchronization Patch.

 From AD Administration, run Generate Messages.

7. Install the Release 12 NLS Help, if available (optional).

Good Luck...

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