Oracle ADF and Simplified UI Apps: I18n Feng Shui on Display
By Ultan O'Broin-Oracle on May 25, 2014
I demoed the Hebrew language version of Oracle Sales Cloud Release 8 live in Israel recently. The crowd was yet again wowed by the simplified UI (SUI).
I’ve now spent some time playing around with most of the 23 language versions, or the NLS (Natural Language Support) versions as we call them, available in Release 8.
Hebrew Oracle Sales Cloud Release 8
The simplified UI is built using 100% Oracle ADF. This framework is a great productivity solution for building tablet and mobility-driven apps in the cloud for users in countries and regions that use natural languages other than English.
Oracle ADF’s internationalization (i18n) relies on built-in Java and Unicode, packing in such i18n goodness as Bi-Di (or bi-directional) flipping of pages, locale-enabled resource bundles, date and time support, and so on.
Comparing Spanish (left) and Hebrew Bi-Di (right) page components in the simplified UI.
Note the change in the direction of the arrows and alignment of the text.
So, developers who need to build global apps don’t have to do anything special when using Oracle ADF components. That's all thanks to baked-in UX Feng Shui, as Grant Ronald of the ADF team would say to the UK Oracle User Group.