2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2013 6:27 AM by JimMac

    FMP and Russian alphabet



      FMP and Russian alphabet


           What steps does one have to take in order to accept Russian (Cyrillic) alphabetic characters into FMP input fields?

           Is it simply a matter of having a computer with a Russian keyboard?  Or a special font that has to be used?  Or do the databases themselves have a special setting?  Or all 3?


        • 1. Re: FMP and Russian alphabet

               Only a Russian keyboard or a plain US keyboard as long as you can manage without labeled keys (or maybe obtain the labels): just enable the keyboard layout in your operating system. Most system fonts already have Cyrillic characters. There is a setting to index and sort field data using Russian locale, but even with English index and sort it still works pretty good. I'm not sure if you need typical Russian date and number settings; probably not.

          • 2. Re: FMP and Russian alphabet

                 To do a full Country default, you should set that Country as you System defaults BEFORE creating your FMP database.  FMP stays with the Creation Country as a default and you must handle the 3 items as needed for alternate countries.