Appian has users across the globe who speak many different languages. Your component will have the broadest appeal if it supports the same languages as the rest of Appian. This page explains how to internationalize your component to support additional languages and other locale specific behaviors.
When developers build an interface they rely on your component's name and description and its parameter names and descriptions to configure it successfully. Component plug-ins make it easy to provide this information in their native language using standard internationalization bundles for component and parameter properties. At minimum you must provide values for the en_US locale.
When users interact with your component as part of a task, record, or report they expect it to match the rest of the interface. That means any labels or text in your code should be translated according to the user's language setting.
In addition to language, a user's locale also controls their date and time formats and even the direction that text should flow on the screen (For example: Arabic (ar) is written right-to-left). As with user translations, you should use the code returned by the Appian.getLocale method to provide an experience tailored to their locale.
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