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How the volume language attribute affects data visibility and availability

Every volume has a language. The language of the volume determines the character set Data ONTAP uses to display file names and data for that volume.

Attention: You are strongly advised to set all volumes to have the same language as the root volume, and to set the volume language at volume creation time. Changing the language of an existing volume can cause some files to become inaccessible.
The language of the root volume has special significance, because it affects or determines the following items:
Note: Regardless of the language you specify for the root volume, names of the following objects must be in ASCII characters:

For more information about the root volume, see the System Administration Guide.