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Shruthi What language you display has absolutely nothing to do with what language you code in.
WebFOCUS is always coded in English (American English, RAMIS which is what it is based on could also speek ENGLISH ENGLISH)
If you want your report content in more than one language then you have to write the code to do it and also pass it a parameter to handle it.
Being on 7.1.4 limits what you can do, newer versions have multi-language support for metadata for column titles but that only helps if your output is against a pre-existing master. If it's against hold files it's no help.
Any texts in your output that are not data are your responsibility to manage.
The principle issue on WebFOCUS is the NLS configuration.
You need the correct code page.
If you want to support both latin and non latin texts then you need to be WF to be unicode and your data must be unicode.
A long time ago, so long ago FOCUS ran on dumb terminals attached to a mainframe and a new thing, the personal computer using DOS. I helped create a series of LET statements, so (web)FOCUS could be programmed in French. We also created a French version of the MFD. It did work and the sale of our service was made to a French Canadian company.
However I defiantly do not recommend doing it.
Jim Morrow Web Focus 7.6.10 under Windows 2003 MVS 7.3.3