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application for german user with A5?

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  • application for german user with A5?


    I produced an application for german user with A4V6 - and it's working good.

    Now I want to buy A5.

    I checked the trial-version, and I have some questions about it:

    1.) On a german pc-keyboard there are the shortcuts "AltGr+E" for " (Euro)" and "AltGr+Q" for "@". With A5 these both shortcuts produce a new record, or rather call the "Query-Genie". There are an possibility to change that problem/situation?

    2.) You can adjust the format for the date (f.e.: 23.01.2003), but if you want to write out the month in words, the month wrote in english not in german (f.e: 23 January 2003 instead of 23. Januar 2003).

    I want to produce an complete german application & I hope it will be possible.

    Thanks, Mario

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    RE: application for german user with A5?

    I don't know if you want to bother with this but you could define a table for those word conversions where you need the German rather than the English and then either put them all into variables on startup or look them up when necessary for forms and reports. You can also do this with calc fields for instance:

    if(month(date)=1, "Januar")

    I don't know if there is going to be a German version but I'm sure if you emailed [email protected] he could tell you.



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      RE: application for german user with A5?

      Hello Marion

      Can't give you better advice than Russ. But I think that a built-in function would best answer the needs for developpers who have to build applications in german. I don't believe that this would be big challenge for the genies at Alpha. I'm quite new in Alpha and can tell you it's a fantastic piece of software! Sure I would too greatly appreciate to see this feature in a future release!

      Matthias Kaelin


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        RE: application for german user with A5?


        many thanks for the answers.

        Has anyone an idea for the problem with AltGr E and AltGr Q?

        When I switch off all menus in an formular or I change the shortcut Ctrl E in Ctrl J, the AltGr E keep aktiv. It must be there a possibility to change the shortcut for "Enter new Record".

        That's a big problem for me and I don't give up the hope, that someone can help me. I need AltGr E for the and AltGr Q for the @ Symbol.

        Thanks Mario.