Happy New Year! We learned in 2019 that adding languages support turned out to be a lot tougher than anyone had expected. We plan to streamline processes in 2020 and deliver more languages. We deeply appreciate your patience. As promised, here’s the update with our progress on language support in Domino, Notes and Sametime for v10 and v11.
What’s the plan for Domino v10 wave two languages?
HCL intends to provide support for the following languages early in 2020 for Domino V10.0.1 (including Notes V10.0.1).
English, German and Japanese support shipped for v11 in December, what’s next?
Going forward, HCL intends to deliver on the balance of wave one languages by the end of the first quarter of 2020 (Q1):
What’s the plan to add other language support in v11?
HCL will be providing an update at the end of Q1 with the details of our plan for wave two languages and what additional new languages are going to be added to v11. For example, those not previously available for v10 such as Hebrew, Catalan and Norwegian.
What about VOP, Sametime and Domino Volt?
Sametime, VOP and Domino Volt are already multi-language ready supporting 30+ languages. In Sametime v11, the installed client (both stand-alone and Notes embedded) is already multi-language ready. However, we are aware of an issue with languages that require double-byte character support, such as Japanese. We plan to resolve this issue with an update in 1Q-2020. In Sametime v11 the web client and the Sametime Community Server installer were released as English-only. We plan to deliver multi-language support for these components with an update in Q1, 2020.
Best wishes for an outstanding 2020.
Domino and Sametime Product Teams
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