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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 is an input device of STB that used to enter text (letters, numbers and service characters, etc.) and STB control commands in various applications and settings of Embedded portal.
Note. Entering commands by keyboard is a supplementary way comparing to remote control unit that is usually the main way to run commands.

Keyboard layout setting defines specific type and language of virtual STB keyboard and external keyboard connected to STB. STB supports QWERTY-layout of keyboard and enabled English language as default STB factory setting.

Two options of supported keyboard realization in STB

There are two options of supported keyboard realization in STB:

  • program (virtual, on-screen) keyboard - this application is a part of STB software. Keyboard control (pressing on buttons) is performed using the Remote Control (RC). It is considered as main keyboard option as it does not require the use of additional devices.
  • computer keyboard (external keyboard) - this device can be connected to STB via USB or Bluetooth. It is considered as auxiliary keyboard option
    as it requires the use of device which is not included with STB.
    Note. In some cases (for example, during STB configuring), keyboard device is a more convenient way to entering data.

Adding/removing particular language to keyboard

User is allowed to enable or disable particular language(s) of keyboard (from suggested list) in System settings Keyboard layout.
After enabling required languages in settings, user is able to switch over the languages on keyboard.

List of keyboard languages supported in STB may vary depending on STB models and SW versions.
Information for developers
: How to add localization for virtual keyboard (see If there is need to add localization for virtual keyboard subsection).

STB virtual keyboard

To bring up / hide virtual keyboard on / from the screen, use KB button on RC.

Localization of User Interface

As default, english language (ENG) is enabled. In addition, other keyboard languages is supported - for instance, Ukrainian (UKR), Russian (RUS), German (DEU), etc.

After enabling languages, user can choose required language by pressing F4 on virtual keyboard.

STB external keyboard

STB supports wired and wireless external keyboard:

  • wired keyboard can be connected to STB via USB;
  • wireless keyboard can be connected to STB via USB receiver or over Bluetooth (if implemented).

After enabling languages, user can choose required language by pressing Ctrl + left Shift on 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: pool.ntp.org

How do I use pool.ntp.org?

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

Location

  • 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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