About language settings in Device Central
Changing the Language setting displays the emulated content
using the fonts that are associated with the device in your preferences
(In Windows, Edit > Preferences; in Mac OS, Device Central > Preferences). The Emulate
workspace displays fonts that are similar to fonts on the actual
device. If you have the actual device font, change your font mapping
to that font, to emulate the content as accurately as possible.
When you change the Language setting on the Device Status panel,
ensure that a matching font is installed on your computer and mapped
to the language in Preferences. For example, you change the Device Central language setting to Japanese.
However, you don’t have any Japanese fonts installed or mapped in Preferences.
The Emulate workspace doesn’t display text in Japanese.
Note: The Device Central Language setting is
comparable to the Flash Locale setting. The setting applies to values
returned from the host environment, such as Flash Player or the
device operating system.
Advanced users familiar with XML can extend the list of languages
provided through the Language combo box. To do this task, edit the
devicelanguages.lng file in the Devices folder where Device Central is installed. In Windows® XP,
the default location is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local
Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Adobe Device Central CS5.
In Windows Vista®, the default location is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Adobe\Adobe Device Central CS5. In Mac OS, the
default location is: user folder/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Device Central CS5/Devices.
Change the language, time zone, date, or time
rich media applications, the Emulate workspace provides a Device
Status panel. The data on the Device Status panel can be accessed
through FSCommands in rich media content. The Emulate workspace
keeps Device Status settings with the application; they aren’t saved
with the device.
Setting the time zone issues a GetTimezoneOffset()FSCommand.
For example, you can test a script that performs a specific action
when you switch time zones. The time zone options provided follow
the same pattern as the Time Zone settings on the Windows system
Setting the date or time issues a getDate() or getTime() FSCommand. These
commands provide the date and time information in the device’s operating
system to the rich media application.
On the Device Status panel, choose a different language, time
zone, date, or time.
Change the volume or battery level
You can change the volume or battery level
to simulate actual conditions on a device. For example, you can
simulate the behavior of the device when the battery level is 10%.
This feature is helpful to test whether a low battery indicator appears
when the battery reaches a certain level.
To open the Emulate workspace, do one of the following:
From Device Central, select File >
Open, navigate to a FLA file, and double-click the file.
In Flash, open a file, and select Control > Test
Click Device Status.
Move the Volume or Battery level slider bar to increase or
decrease the level.
Select Charger, to simulate an external power source.