Language Support

Burli’s user interface can appear in a number of languages. To add a language version to your system, simply install the appropriate language plug-in file from the list below. There is no limit to the number of languages any one Burli installation can support and multiple language plug-ins can be run simultaneously in one newsroom.

There is no separate language plug-in for English which is Burli’s default language.

To install a new language version:

If it does not already exist, create a folder called Language inside the Settings directory in the Burli directory of your file server (sometimes called the Root Path computer).

  1. Download the appropriate language file from the download section of this website.
  2. Save the language file to the Language folder on your Burli file server.
  3. Restart Burli at each workstation (you do NOT have to restart the server).
  4. The new language will appear under the Config|Language menu in Burli.
  5. To switch between languages, simply choose a new language from the menu. You do not have to restart Burli.

Setting the default language

By default Burli always starts in English. Assuming the plug-ins are correctly loaded, other languages can be selected at any time from the Config|Language menu. However, you may wish to have Burli start-up in a given language every time. To over-ride the English default:

  1. Install the appropriate language files as described above.
  2. Find and open the settings file main.ini. It is stored inside the Settings folder of the Burli directory on your Burli file server (sometimes called your Root Path computer). Generally the path is: \\[file server]\Burli\Settings\main.ini
  3. At the bottom of the [Startup] section add the following line (being careful of case and spacing):Language=[Language Code]Where [Language Code] is the appropriate two letter code from the table. Omit the [ ]. Use capital letters for the code.

    Language

    Code

    Chinese (Traditional)

    CT

    Dutch

    DU

    French

    FR

    Frisian

    FS

    German

    GE

    Italian

    IT

    Portuguese

    PO

    Spanish

    SP

  4. Save and close main.ini
  5. As Burli is restarted at workstations on your system, it will launch in the language you have chosen. You do not need to restart Burli on the file server (if it is running there) for the changes to take effect at other workstations.

Setting a default Locale

In addition to Language, you may wish to set the Locale Burli uses. Locale is a Windows setting that controls such things as default currency, date/time formats, keyboard layout and other settings. To set the Locale:

  1. Find and open the settings file main.ini. It is stored inside the Settings folder of the Burli directory on your Burli file server (sometimes called your Root Path computer). Generally the path is: \\[file server]\Burli\Settings\main.ini
  2. At the bottom of the [Startup] section add the following line (being careful of case and spacing):Locale=[Locale]Where [Locale] (omit the [ ]) is the Windows Locale you wish to use. Be careful to copy the name of the Locale exactly. A list of available Locales is displayed in the Regional Settings section of the Control Panel of all current versions of Windows.
  3. Save and close main.ini
  4. As Burli is restarted at workstations on your system, it will launch using the locale you have chosen. You do not need to restart Burli on the file server (if it is running there) for the changes to take effect at other workstations.

NOTE that Locale and Language are completely separate settings. Changing one has no effect on the other. Many newsrooms running non-English version of Burli will wish to set both, but some may not. The Locale and Language do not have to match each other.

Troubleshooting Language Support

We updated Burli and suddenly everything is in English.
You need to update your language plug-in files. If your language files are too old, newer versions of Burli will ignore them. Download the latest version of the appropriate language file(s) and try again. If you still have trouble, contact support@burli.com.
Our language is not listed. When will it be available?
It depends. We are continually expanding the number of language plug-ins and so it may already be on the verge of release. On the other hand you may be the first broadcaster to ask for Burli in the language. Either way, let us know you are interested; we direct our development efforts where demand is greatest. Send an e-mail to support@burli.com.
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