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By installing an SLP, you can create sites using a language other than the MOSS installation language.
For example, if a French SLP is installed on a German MOSS installation, then an administrator can
create new sites that would ultimately have either a French or a German site language ID (UI culture).
When you add the EWA Web Part to a site, the UI culture is used to determine the language for menus,
drop-down lists, toolbars, and error messages. Essentially, all of the EWA Web Part properties use the UI
culture of the site. Remember, after a site is created, you cannot change the UI culture.
It is worth noting that there is clear separation of the EWA Web Part properties and the workbook being
rendered by the Web Part. The Web Part properties are sensitive to the UI culture, but the workbook
content is not. The UI culture of a site does not affect the workbook content. Error messages often seem to
span the boundary between Web Part and workbook, so don’t be surprised if you see the error messages
displayed using the UI culture of the site. The site’s data culture affects the workbook content, and that
relationship is discussed further in the upcoming “Cultures and Workbooks” section of this chapter.
The Excel Services web service can also leverage any SLPs that are added to your system. The Excel
Services web service uses the UI culture when reporting messages back to the caller. The caller of an
Excel Services web service method can specify the UI culture of the SKU language or any installed SLPs.
For more detailed information on using the Excel Services web service, see Chapter 14.
Installing an SLP
You can install most SLPs on a MOSS server simply by running the applicable setup executable, because
their prerequisites were already met when you installed MOSS on the server. However, there are a couple
Some language packs may fail to install and display a message that says “The language of this
installation package is not supported by your system.” What this message is referring to is that your server’s
operating system does not have language support installed for the SLP language.
To satisfy the language support prerequisite for the SLP, determine if the language falls into the category
of East Asian languages or Complex Scripts languages. Then perform the following steps:
Regional and Language Options.
On the Regional and Language Options dialog box, select the Languages tab.
Scan down to the Supplemental Language Support section, and select the check box to Install
Files for the languages that correspond to the SLP you are going to install.
The installation wizard for an SLP uses the SLP language for the user interface. The
installation is nothing more than a click-through with no input required, so don’t be discouraged
if you cannot read the installation wizard UI.
Rerun the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard, using the default
settings. To perform this operation, click Start
SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.