Known issues - Multilingual applications

Relevant for: GUI tests and components

This section includes general limitations about multilingual issues in UFT.


UFT may behave unexpectedly when using multi-byte string inputs if it is installed on a VMware operating system.

Workaround: Set the hardware acceleration of the display driver to None. If this does not work, uninstall the VMware display adapter.

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When using Chinese IME to record multiline objects:

  • Some mouse operations on the IME are recorded and are not executed during the run session.

    Workaround: Avoid performing mouse operations on the IME window while recording.

  • Selecting a character from the IME Candidate window is not supported.

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Running tests

  • There may be cases during a run session when UFT loses the focus of the application you are testing when working in a Korean, Chinese, or Japanese operating system. This may result in a loss of data during the run session.

    Workaround: Run an Activate method on the application's window to ensure focus on the window before performing the next step. For example:


  • Running the Type method on computers with Japanese, Korean, or Chinese operating systems may not work as expected.

    Workaround: Add an English input locale to the computer (using the Regional Options or Regional and Language Options in your Control Panel).

  • The Silent Test Runner does not support tests where file paths include non-English characters.

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Localized versions of UFT

The image displayed when selecting View Sample Snapshot in the UFT Asset Comparison tool is not localized

Additionally, some user interface items are not localized.

Workaround: Install the relevant user interface language .NET Framework Language Pack. You can download it from the Microsoft download center:

Examples of interface items that are not localized include:

  • Tooltips in the Properties Pane

  • Tooltips and context menu in the editor of the File Content Checkpoint dialog box

  • Compilation information in the Output pane for an API Test

  • Context menu for the search box in the toolbar of the File Content Checkpoint Properties dialog box

  • Error messages when importing a WSDL Web service

  • The default value string for a Date parameter in the Add Input Parameter dialog box for an API test

  • Warning or error messages in the Test Batch Runner, for example, when saving files using the Save As command

  • Strings displayed when adding a date-type input parameter in the Properties pane of an API test

  • Some of the UFT user interface related to XML operations

  • XML Validation results in the Run Results Viewer

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