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SAP Notes on Globalization Issues

Note 1375438 – SAP Notes on Globalization (Collection)

Symptom

Information on Globalization

Other terms

Globalization, Internationalization, Unicode,

Reason and Prerequisites

This note collects important SAP notes related to Globalization. Please also have a look at SAP note 1431088, which lists FAQs on Globalization. If you have further questions, send a mail to globalization@sap.com.

Solution

1. Globalization in general

        a)

Service Marketplace

      :

http://www.service.sap.com/globalization

        b)

SDN

      :

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/forum?forumID=254

 

2. Country Versions in general (XX-CSC-XX)

        a)

Online Help

http://help.sap.com > SAP ERP > SAP enhancement packages > SAP EhP 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (English) > SAP Library > SAP ERP Cross- Application Components > Cross-Application Components > Country Versions

        b)

SAP Notes

63805 FAQ: Country-specific Customizing settings

137626 FAQ: Decimal Places for Currency codes

162594 Missing Customizing entries

592689 Globalization Knowledge Base (GKB)

602901 Support of country specific functions

795147 Country names in T005T-LANDX50

883072 Globalization information on SAP ERP

1164216 T005, T005S Content

 

        c)

Service Marketplace

      :

http://service.sap.com/globalization > Media Library > Globalization Workshop > Country Versions and Time Zones

http://service.sap.com/localization

http://service.sap.com/legalchanges

http://service.sap.com/hrlegalchanges

http://service.sap.com/gkb

 

3. Time Zones (CA-GTF-TIM and BC-SRV-TIM)

        a)

Online Help

      :

http://help.sap.com > SAP ERP > SAP enhancement packages > SAP EhP 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (English) > SAP Library > SAP ERP Cross- Application Components > Cross-Application Components > General Application Functions (CA-GTF) > Time Zones (CA-GTF-TIM)

        b)

SAP Notes

7417 Conversion between winter time and daylight saving time

91667 Spool time in UTC time instead local time

101726 Incorrect times and time zone setting

102088 Reducing downtime when changing from summer to winter time

110540 Time Zone customizing in IMG

398374 Problems when converting summer time <-> winter time

417917 Time stamp of the material availability date

443500 R/3 versus APO: Dates in sales orders and deliveries

481835 Analyzing the time zone settings

528088 Time zones processing in CS notifications

538040 Time zone determination for customer and plant

551368 FAQ: Time zones in FI documents

636992 FAQ: Time zones in the notification

741734 Incorrect times due to the time zone settings

838105 Timestamps and Time Zones in BW Reports

950114 Profile parameter zdate/DSTswitch_contloctime

968050 Time zones in material documents (MM)

1456229 Shift note/shift report: No time zone support

1555455 Times and time zones when messages are sent

1566014 ZDATE_LARGE_TIME_DIFF

1603349 Downtime during DST time change

 

        c)

Service Marketplace

      :

http://service.sap.com/globalization > Media Library > Globalization Workshop > Country Versions and Time Zones

 

4. Language Import and Language Handling (BC-CTS-LAN)

        a)

Online help (Language Transport Documentation)

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp60_sp/helpdata/EN/04/c89d3665c45904e10000009b38f839/frameset.htm

Language Transport

        b)

SAP Notes

2857 What table delivery classes are there?

18601 Frequently Asked Questions on Language Import

28148 Table category processing during language import

30287 Logon language and system language

42305 RSCPINST (NLS Installation Tool)

43853 Consulting: Language Transport and Customizing Tables

45548 Transporting language-dependent objects

48047 Mode of operation of report RSREFILL

73606 Supported Languages and Codepages

95681 Transport of customer translations between systems

97476 Language availability R/3 4.0x – 4.7x, ECC500

110910 Deleting the language load

111750 Supplementing German with English (Customizing)

112065 Using customer language ‘Z1’

116756 Removing language-dependent parts from Support Packages

138184 Missing translation (table contents)

195442 Language import and Support Packages

211226 Processing of Customizing in language transport

302063 Correspondence Language

303196 UKSymptom

315375 Periodic language supplementation

330104 Transportrequests used for language delivery // SRx

352941 Consulting: Languages and Support Packages

432272 Transporting language data using tp/R3trans

485741 Handling customer translations in the upgrade

533888 Example for Language Import and Error Specification

871945 Fallback Code Page for Zn Languages in Unicode/nonUC RFC

895560 Support for languages only available in Unicode

964731 Customer language ‘Z1’ in the upgrade

1000586 How to analyze missing translations / missing texts

1156507 Language supplementation, RSREFILL and client maintenance

1159021 Report RSTLAN_LANGUAGE_CHECK

1371027 Delivery of TERM and GLOSSARY Texts in SAP_BASIS 7x Products

1402868 ECC 600 / EHP4 – Languages LT / ET / LV / VI

1479829 Graph.Screen Painter: Menu texts not in logon language or EN

 

        c)

Service Marketplace

      :

http://service.sap.com/globalization > Media Library > Globalization Workshop > Language Strategy and Translation

 

5. Translation Tools (XX-TRANSL and BC-DOC-TTL)

        a)

Online Help

      :

Translation Tools for Translators:

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70/helpdata/EN/77/572451492011d1894a0000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

Setting Up and Coordinating Translation:

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70/helpdata/EN/ee/e8913618e55d40e10000009b38f839/frameset.htm

Terminology and Glossary in SAPterm:

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70/helpdata/EN/22/6e2c355c6bba41e10000009b38f839/frameset.htm

 

        b)

SAP Notes

15430 Translating units of measure

43800 Units of measure in client <> 000 not translated

61031 Translations missing in user interfaces/screens

336765 Why translate selection text with DDIC reference?

353852 Translation not possible after language supplementation

372410 Translation of table T006A in se63

451720 Language supplementation for units of measure

496192 Translating and transporting BW objects

528118 Customer defined pseudo-components for terminology

531596 Limiting maintenance languages in SAPterm for components

595742 Transporting units of measurement

681068 New Transport Recording Funtion as of Basis 6.20 SP

939180 Can I translate Non-ABAP text files on customer site

980626 SE63 Translation Transport

1003839 Translation of table T015Z

1012302 Proposal Pool: Forbidden Character at Position n

1055820 Proposal Pool Conversion

1149795 Translating English Customizing entries into German

1149631 New Setup of Translation Environment After Upgrade

1259939 Text table design

1276856 Invalid Translation Language Keys (LXE_MASTER)

1295556 Language keys in translation environment

1455870 Scheduling an object list and subsequent evaluation

1523210 Export translation settings (LXE_MASTER customizing)

 

        c)

Service Marketplace

      :

http://service.sap.com/globalization > Media Library > Globalization Workshop > Language Strategy and Translation

 

6. Address Formats and Versions (BC-SRV-ADR)

        a)

Online Help

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70/helpdata/EN/d3/2f993fde24c777e10000000a114084/frameset.htm

        b)

SAP Notes

35931 Collective note: Formatting/printing addresses

316331 International address versions

825002 SAP GP: International address versions for BW

666830 Function enhancements for international address versions

668987 F4 input help for address versions in BP dialog

605846 Search for address attributes: international versions

605841 Search for address attributes: international versions

1551245 RFUMSV00: Display of address data in international version

1578535 MIRO: Using the international address Version

 

7. Factory and General Calendar Handling (BC-I18 and BC-SRV-ASF-CAL)

        a)

SAP Notes

501670 Public Holiday Calendar Creation/Change

538344 Transporting calendar dates

574628 Change calendar dates in production system

672255 Shortened fiscal year/changing fiscal periods

831333 Enable Japanese emperor, Islamic, and Farsi date format

863665 SU01: New date formats

945736 Farsi (Persian) calendar support

993705 Date formats in the F4 help for date fields

1052359 Fiscal Years in non-Gregorian Calendars

1059013 IT0002: Japanese, Islamic, Iranian date format

1073253 OB29 and date formats

1081700 OB29 and date formats

1138440 Non-Gregorian date formats in the SAP system

1529649 Factory Calendar expires 2010

        b)

Islamic Calendar

    • SAP Notes

882610 Hijri Calendar support

1587665 SAP HCM Solution Adapted for Islamic Calendar

1781948 Abbruch bei Verwendung von islamischen Kalendern

1781949 Verwendung islamischer Kalender in Transaktionen im Verkauf

 

8. Unicode (BC-I18-UNI)

        a)

Online Help

      :

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp60_sp/helpdata/EN/79/c55488b3dc11d5993800508b6b8b11/frameset.htm

        b)

Main SAP Notes

1319517 Unicode Collection Note

1322715 Unicode FAQs

79991 Multi-Language and Unicode support of SAP

73606 Supported Languages and Code Pages

551344 Unicode Conversion Documentation

765475 Unicode Conversion: Troubleshooting

        c)

Service Marketplace

      :

http://service.sap.com/unicode

        d)

SDN

      :

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/i18n > Unicode

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/forum?forumID=287

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/unicode-conversion

 

9. Currency Handling (BC-SRV-BSF-CUR)

        a)

SAP Notes

      :

137626 FAQ: Decimal Places for Currency codes

783877 Currency translation: FAQ

 

10. Misc.

        a)

SAP Notes

      :

50337 Sort sequence for national special characters

846872 Database Scan Tool

842887 Enable printing of Arabic-Indic digits

952625 SORT AS TEXT: What does the collation seq. depend on?

947081 Locales, langs, date and time formats in Web Dynpro

1496407 Switch WD appl. locale through portal personalization

Attached to this SAP note you will find a globalization link collection. For further info please send a mail to globalization@sap.com.

 

Released on: 2/22/2013 13:48:16
Release independant

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1578535 – MIRO: Using the international address version
1555455 – Times and time zones when messages are sent
1551245 – RFUMSV00: Display of address data in international version
1529649 – Factory Calendar expires 2010
1523210 – Export translation settings (LXE_MASTER customizing)
1513496 – Release Restrictions for SAP HANA 1.0
1503601 – Error trace for reading Unicode files and OS environment
1491018 – IDoc: Report MASS_RSEOUT00 in Unicode systems
1479829 – Graph.Screen Painter: Menu texts not in logon language or EN
1456229 – Shift note/shift report: No time zone support
1455870 – Scheduling an object list and subsequent evaluation
1455043 – Invisible differences between characters
1431088 – Globalization FAQs
1428423 – Support for Unicode Normalization
1402868 – ECC 600 / EHP4 – Languages LT / ET / LV / VI
1391768 – API for BIDI support in text processing
1371027 – Delivery of TERM and GLOSSARY Texts in SAP_BASIS 7x Products
1322715 – Unicode FAQs
1319517 – Unicode Collection Note
1295556 – Language keys in translation environment
1276856 – Invalid Translation Language Keys (LXE_MASTER)
1164216 – T005, T005S Content
1159021 – Report RSTLAN_LANGUAGE_CHECK
1156507 – Language supplementation, RSREFILL and client maintenance
1149795 – Translating English Customizing entries into German
1149631 – New Setup of Translation Environment After System Upgrade
1138440 – Non-Gregorian date formats in the SAP system
1125797 – RW: Report output, double byte characters and Unicode
1081700 – OB29 and date formats
1073253 – OB29 and date formats
1059013 – IT0002: Japanese, Islamic, Iranian date format
1052359 – Fiscal Years in non-Gregorian Calendars
1013521 – Configuration of supported languages within the portal
1012302 – Proposal Pool: Forbidden Character at Position n
1003839 – Translation of table T015Z
1000586 – How to analyze missing translations / missing texts
993705 – Date formats in the F4 help for date fields
980626 – SE63 Translation Transport
968050 – Time zones in material documents (MM)
964731 – Customer language ‘Z1’ in the upgrade
952625 – SORT AS TEXT: What does the collation sequence depend on?
950114 – Profile parameter zdate/DSTswitch_contloctime
945736 – Farsi (Persian) calendar support
939180 – Can I translate Non-ABAP textfiles on customer site?
895560 – Support for languages only available in Unicode systems
883072 – Globalization information on SAP ERP
882610 – Hijri Calendar support
871945 – Fallback Code Page for Zn Languages in Unicode/nonU RFC
863665 – SU01: New date formats
842887 – Enable printing of Arabic-Indic digits
838105 – Timestamps and Time Zones in BW Reports
831333 – Enable Japanese emperor, Islamic, and Farsi date format
825002 – SAP GP: International address versions for BW
795147 – Country names in T005T-LANDX50
788449 – Byte-order Marks in UTF-8 Files
765475 – Unicode Conversion: Troubleshooting
741734 – Incorrect times due to the time zone settings
716200 – Can characters disappear during code page conversion
705087 – Usage of timezones in CRM<->R3 dataexchange
681068 – New Transport Recording Funtion as of Basis 6.20 SP 25
672255 – Shortened fiscal year/changing fiscal periods
669505 – Transport Requests for Translation (6.20/SP25+)
668987 – F4 input help for address versions in BP dialog
666830 – Function enhancements for international address versions
636992 – FAQ: Time zones in the notification
605846 – Search for address attributes: international versions
605841 – Search for address attributes: international versions
602901 – Support of country specific functions
595742 – Transporting units of measurement
574628 – Change calendar dates in production system
551368 – FAQ: Time zones in FI documents
538344 – Transporting calendar dates
538040 – Time zone determination for customer and plant
533888 – Example for Language Import and Error Specification
531596 – Limiting maintenance languages in SAPterm for components
528118 – Customer defined pseudo-components for terminology
528088 – Time zones processing in CS notifications
501670 – Public Holiday Calendar Creation/Change
496192 – Translating and transporting BW objects
485741 – Handling customer translations during the upgrade
481835 – Analyzing the time zone settings
455195 – R3load: Use of TSK files
451720 – Language supplementation program for units of measure
443500 – R/3 versus APO: Dates in sales orders and deliveries
432272 – Transporting language data using tp/R3trans
417917 – Time stamp of the material availability date
398374 – Problems when converting summer time <-> winter time
382285 – Some characters are converted to ‘#’ in SAP WinGUI
372410 – Translation of table T006A in se63
353852 – Translation not possible after language supplementation
352941 – Consultation: Languages and Support Packages
336765 – Why translate selection text with DDIC reference?
330104 – Transportrequests used for language delivery // SRx
316331 – International address versions
315375 – Periodic language supplementation
303196 – UKSymptom
302063 – Correspondence Language
211226 – Processing of Customizing in language transport
195442 – Language import and Support Packages
162594 – Missing Customizing entries
158774 – Incorrect case mappings in some locales
138184 – Missing translation (table contents)
137626 – FAQ: Decimal places for currency codes
116756 – Removing language-dependent parts from Support Packages
112065 – Using customer language ‘Z1’
111750 – Supplementing German with English (Customizing)
110910 – Deleting the language load
110540 – Time Zone customizing in IMG
102088 – Reducing downtime when changing from summer to winter time
101726 – Incorrect times and time zone setting
97476 – Language availability R/3 4.0x – 4.7x, ECC500
95681 – Transport of customer translations between systems
91667 – Spool time in UTC time instead local time
79991 – Multi-Language and Unicode support of SAP applications
73606 – Supported Languages and Code Pages
63805 – FAQ: Country-specific Customizing settings
63631 – FAQ: Documentation for country versions
61031 – Translations missing in user interfaces/screens
50337 – Sort sequence for national special characters
48047 – Mode of operation of report RSREFILL
45548 – Transporting language-dependent objects
43853 – Consulting: Language-dependent + client-specific C-tables
43800 – Units of measure in client <> 000 not translated
42305 – RSCPINST (I18N configuration tool)
39472 – Country-specific customizing for several countries
38922 – Customer enhancement SZAD0001: Doc. not translated
35931 – Collective note: Formatting/printing addresses
30287 – Logon language and system language
28148 – Table category processing during language import
18601 – Frequently asked questions about language transport
15430 – Translating units of measure
7417 – Conversion between standard time and daylight saving time
2857 – What table delivery classes are there? What is their significance

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