SET_LANGUAGE

Syntax

SET_LANGUAGE country$ or

SET_LANGUAGE [country$] (THOR XVI v6.41 only)

Location THOR range

The command SET_LANGUAGE takes a string or name parameter and attempts to change the keyboard layout to the first one with a name of which the given parameter is an abbreviation (this comparison is case-independent). If the parameter is an empty string (or not specified), the next keyboard layout is selected. Ideally, in a program, the full name of the layout would be used for clarity. The search is circular which means that for example, if SET_LANGUAGE d was used, the Danish (Dansk) keyboard layout would be adopted rather than the German (Deutsch) layout, unless the Danish layout was already selected. The current keyboard layouts are supported:

Number Country$ Language
1 International None specific
2 British English
3 Dansk Danish
4 Deutsch German
5 Espanol Spanish (v4.20+ only)
6 Français French
7 HELLAS Greek
8 Suisse Swiss
9 Svensk Swedish (v4.20+ only)

Examples

SET_LANGUAGE ""

jump to next keyboard layout in list.

SET_LANGUAGE 'Esp'

set layout to Spanish layout.

NOTE 1

Connected with each keyboard layout, there is also a national translation table, which you will need to install by using the command TRA 1.

NOTE 2

On THOR’s equipped with a JS ROM, Français must be enclosed in quotation marks as it is an invalid variable name.

NOTE 3

The second variant of the command should not really be used as it is only supported on the v6.41 ROM for the THOR XVI. This has the same effect as:

SET\_LANGUAGE "".

CROSS-REFERENCE

LANGUAGE$ returns the name of the current keyboard layout in use. Before v6.41 of the THOR XVI, the keys <ALT><SYSREQ> had the same effect as SET_LANGUAGE. On v6.41, this keying was altered to call a Job called Alt_SysReq (Case dependent). LANG_USE allows SMS to use different languages for messages and errors. See also KBD_TABLE.