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Localization of software means its adaptation to certain country culture: language support, national standards (date, time, etc.)

Selecting language of Embedded portal

In STB factory state (STB initial state after production or after factory reset) an English language is used.
To select interface language of Embedded portal:

  • Go to Main memu Settings ⇒ System settings
  • Click More (OK on RC)
  • In Abvanced settingswindow select required Language
  • Confirm selection by pressing Save (OK on RC)
  • To correctly apply new settings restart the portal.

Information for developers: How to add new localization

Keyboard layout

Keyboard layout setting defines specific type and language of STB on-screen (virtual) keyboard.
STB virtual keyboard is a program realization and alternative to computer keyboard that is used for entering text, digital and service characters in various Portal's settings and applications.
To bring up / hide virtual keyboard on / from the screen, use KB button on Remote Control (RC). STB virtual keyboard supports QWERTY-layout for English language that is used in STB factory settings mode.

Localization of User Interface

In addition, other keyboard languages are supported - for instance, Ukrainian (UKR), Russian (RUS), German (DEU), etc. (list of supported languages depends on STB software version).

Information for developers: How to add localization for virtual keyboard

User is allowed in System settings to enable or disable every supported virtual keyboard language. To enable / disable specific language(s) of virtual keyboard:
  • Enter SettingsSystem settings (or click on RC: Setup or Services or SET - depends on version of RC);
  • Select Keyboad layout;
  • For corresponding language option set (by pressing left or right on RC):
    • ON - language should be supported;
    • OFF - language should not be supported;
  • Set sequence of switching languages (by pressing '-' or '+' on the RC);
  • Select Save (OK).

After enabling required languages, user may switch over the keyboard languages (by pressing F4 on keyboard or RC) while working with the keyboard.

Time and Date

STB uses the NTP protocol for time synchronization. If your network does not use an NTP server, you can use public external NTP servers. You must have an Internet connection.
Server Lists:

Additional information:

Information about using of the pool NTP.

Configuring connection to NTP server

  • Enter SettingsSystem settings (or click on RC: Setup or Services or SET - depends on version of RC)
  • Select Servers ⇒ General
  • Set URL of NTP server in the option NTP server
  • Select Save (OK)
  • Reboot STB
Localization of User Interface
Localization of User Interface
Localization of User Interface

Setting the Time Zone

  • Enter SettingsSystem settingsAdvanced settings
  • Set the value of the Time zone
  • Select Save (OK)
  • Reboot STB

Editing Location and Weather system format


  • In the Main menu of the embeded portal select the Weather item;
  • Enter the name of the locality for which the weather should be displayed;
  • Select the desired settlement from the drop-down list and click Save (OK).

Weather system format

  • Enter SettingsInterface
  • Set the value Weather system format:
    • Metric (Celsius, meters per second)
    • English (Fahrenheit, miles per hour)
  • Select Save (OK)
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