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Setting the default language for interviews
When you create an interview script (.mdd) file, the current language of the metadata is set, by default, to the system locale setting in your computer's operating system. If you do not have a language pack installed, you can specify the default language for new interview scripts by creating a configuration (.exe.config) file for UNICOM Intelligence Professional.
Do not follow these instructions if you have a language pack installed (see UNICOM Intelligence Professional in other languages). It is not possible to set a default language for new interview scripts that is different from the language installed by a language pack.
To set the default language for new interview scripts
1 If you have changed any of the default options in UNICOM Intelligence Professional, make a note of your changes. To do this, choose Options from the Tools menu and make a note of the names and values of all options whose values are displayed in bold text.
2 Quit UNICOM Intelligence Professional.
3 Delete the files DockingLayout.bin, DockingModes.bin, mrStudioOptions.xml, and ToolbarLayout.bin from the C:\Users\<your Windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\IBM\SPSS\DataCollection\7\Professional folder.
4 In the UNICOM Intelligence Professional installation folder, which by default is %APPDATA%\IBM\SPSS\DataCollection\<version>\Professional\, use Notepad or a similar text editor to create a file called mrStudio.exe.config.
5 Insert the following XML elements into mrStudio.exe.config, replacing en-us with the language that you want to set as the default:
<configuration>
  <appSettings>
    <add key="Culture" value="en-us" />
  </appSettings>
</configuration>
6 Save mrStudio.exe.config, and then start UNICOM Intelligence Professional.
7 Using your notes from step 1, amend any of the default options in UNICOM Intelligence Professional.
When you now create an interview script in UNICOM Intelligence Professional, the current language of the metadata is set to the language that you specified in the mrStudio.exe.config file.
To set the default language back to your system locale setting
1 If you have changed any of the default options in UNICOM Intelligence Professional, make a note of your changes. To do this, click Tools > Options, and then make a note of the names and values of all options whose values are displayed in bold text.
2 Quit UNICOM Intelligence Professional.
3 Delete the following files from this folder:
C:\Users\<your Windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\IBM\SPSS\DataCollection\7\Professional
DockingLayout.bin
DockingModes.bin
mrStudioOptions.xml
ToolbarLayout.bin
4 Delete the mrStudio.exe.config file that you previously created.
5 Start UNICOM Intelligence Professional.
6 Using your notes from step 1, change any of the default options in UNICOM Intelligence Professional.
See also
Using UNICOM Intelligence Professional to develop interviews