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

For 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 control panel.

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.

  1. 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 Movie.

  2. Click Device Status.

  3. Move the Volume or Battery level slider bar to increase or decrease the level.

  4. Select Charger, to simulate an external power source.