How to change the language of the Cognos Viewer User Interface?

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By default Cognos8 installation has English, French, German, Japanese product languages. How can we add additional product languages so that they show up in the users Tools -> My preferences screen under Product Language section?

Resolving the problem

Refer to the Administration & Security Guide - Chapter 25 - Example - Change the Language of the Cognos Viewer User Interface.

Steps to Add a New Product Language

  1. Start Cognos Configuration.
  2. From the Actions menu, click Edit Global Configuration.
  3. Click the Product Locales tab.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Type the locale code for Greek, which is el
My Preferences.
Tip: You can see the locale codes for other languages on the Content Locales tab.
  1. Click OK.
  2. Save the configuration.
  3. Restart the Cognos 8 service.
  4. Go to Cognos Connection.
  5. Click Tools, My Preferences.
  6. On the General tab, in the Product Language drop-down list, click Greek.
  7. Click OK.

Related information

Administration & Security Guide, Chapter 2

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