Best practices

Implement these best practices when applications use one or more character sets to support different languages.

If you support users in multiple countries, you’ll need to consider internationalization and localization when running Genero applications.

Important: Read the recommendations for application localization set out in the page on Understanding locale settings in the Genero Business Development Language User Guide.

The following checklist is intended to help you ensure that your Genero application locale, which defines the language and character set, is properly set for when the GAS interacts with Genero applications using different encodings:

  1. It is recommended to run the GAS in an UTF-8 environment to avoid file conversion overhead.
    Note: Since version 3.20.13, the GAS manages file transfer URLs based on a different charset provided by the DVM. This allows the DVM to start in any locale.
  2. It is recommended to set the DVM locale in the .xcf file. See DVM locale settings in .xcf files for details.
  3. It is recommended to create the application configuration (.xcf) file in UTF-8 encoding.