You can use this type of translation when you want all the objects that BI Publisher includes to be translated. This feature allows translation of the following:
It is a good choice to use catalog translation when the users working with BI Publisher use a language other than English. Users viewing the catalog will see the item translations appropriate for the UI Language and report translations appropriate for the Report Locale they selected in their My Account preferences.
On the home page of BI Publisher, click on the My Account link found under your username, to set your preferences. This is shown in the following screenshot:
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