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2837103 - Script and Script-alt1 in Personal Information Portlet


What is the purpose of the script and script-alt1 in the Personal Information Porlet?

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Script - is a collection of letters and other written signs used to represent textual information in one or more writing systems. Some scripts support one and only one writing system and language, for example, Armenian. Other scripts support many different writing systems; for example, the Latin script supports English, French, German, Italian, Vietnamese, Latin itself, and several other languages. Some languages make use of multiple alternate writing systems, thus also use several scripts. In Turkish, the Arabic script was used before the 20th century, but transitioned to Latin in the early part of the 20th century. For a list of languages supported by each script see the list of languages by writing system. More or less complementary to scripts are symbols and Unicode control characters.

The script field in the personal information portlet is the placeholder for the "Script" that will be used when writing the name of the employee. As an example, for English Names we use the Latin or Roman Script. the field script-alt1 is also a script field but is for the first alternate language.


If you wish to add more script in your system you may do the following:

1. Go to Manage Data Page.

2. Go to "Create New" and select Script.

3. Fill out all the necessary information and save it.

NOTE: The script field is not connected nor affect  the language of the user will use in the system.



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