How to Install IBM Lotus Notes MUI Pack for Multiple Languages
If you want to use IBM Lotus Notes in a language other than English, you need to install the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) pack. The MUI pack allows you to switch between different languages for the user interface, templates, and help files of Lotus Notes. In this article, we will show you how to install the MUI pack for Lotus Notes 8.5.3, which supports 28 languages.
What is IBM Lotus Notes MUI Pack?
IBM Lotus Notes MUI Pack is a separate installation program that adds one or more languages to an existing English version of Lotus Notes. The MUI pack does not replace the English version, but rather coexists with it. You can select your preferred language from the Interface Language field on the General tab of the User Preference dialog. You can also choose to replace the original templates and help files with the ones in your selected language, if you want to use a fully translated user interface.
How to Install IBM Lotus Notes MUI Pack?
Before you install the MUI pack, make sure that you have installed or upgraded to the latest version of Lotus Notes client in English. You also need to log in as an administrative user and exit the Lotus Notes client. Then, follow these steps:
Locate and start the MUI pack executable. You can download it from IBM website.[^1^]
In the Notes Client Information dialog, verify if the detected Notes client is correct.
In the Custom Setup dialog, select the language(s) you want to add to the Notes client.
In the User Interface Language dialog, select a user interface language, a local template, and help file language if you want to replace the original selection. This dialog appears only when you have installed a single-user Notes client.
In the Ready to Install dialog, click Install.
If you have installed a multi-user Notes client, the MUI pack will install the user interface files in C:\\Program Files\\IBM\\Lotus\\Notes\\MUI\\language-iso (*) and the templates and help files in C:\\ProgramData\\Lotus\\Notes\\Data\\Shared\\mui\\language-iso (*) on Windows Vista.[^2^] The language-iso (*) represents a language identifier, such as fr for French or ja for Japanese.
How to Switch Between Languages in IBM Lotus Notes?
After installing the MUI pack, you can switch between languages by changing the Interface Language field on the General tab of the User Preference dialog. You need to restart the Lotus Notes client for the changes to take effect. You can also change the default language for new users by modifying the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Lotus\\Notes\\8.0\\DefaultUILanguage.[^3^]
IBM Lotus Notes MUI Pack is a useful tool for users who want to use Lotus Notes in different languages. It allows you to easily switch between languages for the user interface, templates, and help files of Lotus Notes. To install it, you need to have an existing English version of Lotus Notes client and follow some simple steps. We hope this article has helped you understand how to install and use IBM Lotus Notes MUI Pack. aa16f39245