Changing the language of the event log

If you prefer to use a different language in the Event.log from the one used by your computer at the time you installed FileMaker Server, you can modify the registry (Windows) or a preferences file (macOS) on the master machine.

In the steps below, you can change the locale setting to the name of one of the following supported languages exactly as shown here: English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, or Spanish. (Locale names are case sensitive.)

Note  For Linux, changing the language for the event log is not currently supported.

To change the language used for the Event.log (Windows):

Important  The following procedure is recommended only for advanced users who are familiar with the Windows registry. You must be logged in with an account that has administrator privileges.

  1. Stop the Database Server. See Starting or stopping FileMaker Server components.
  2. Start Registry Editor.

    Choose Start menu > Run. In the Run dialog box, enter regedit.

    Tip  Use Registry Editor to export a copy of the registry before you continue.

  3. In Registry Editor, find the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FileMaker\
    FileMaker Server\19.0\Preferences
  4. In this key, double-click the SystemLocale entry.
  5. Change the value of the SystemLocale entry to one of the values given above.

    For example, change Japanese to French.

  6. Exit Registry Editor.
  7. Restart the Database Server for the change to take effect.

    The next time you open Event.log, the entries will appear in the new language.

To change the language used for the Event.log (macOS):

Important  The following procedure is recommended only for advanced users who are familiar with the Terminal application. You must be logged in as the root user.

  1. Start the Terminal application (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal/).
  2. Stop the Database Server. See Starting or stopping FileMaker Server components.
  3. Log in as the root user.
  4. Navigate to the .plist file in the following location:

    /Library/FileMaker Server/Library/Preferences/ByHost

  5. In the line after <key>System Locale</key>, change the name of the locale to one of the values given above.

    For example, change <string>Japanese</string> to <string>French</string>.

  6. Save your changes.
  7. Restart the Database Server for the change to take effect.

    The next time you open Event.log, the entries will appear in the new language.