The DefaultLanguageType configuration parameter defines the language type (language and encoding) to use for documents of unspecified language.

IDOL Server uses this language type for documents when:

The parameter also specifies the default for the LanguageType parameter in actions such as Query and Summarize.

If you do not set DefaultLanguageType or specify the language type in actions, IDOL Server uses the first language type defined in the [MyLanguage] section.


If the encoding of a document is found, but the language is not, IDOL Server can apply a [General] language, if it is defined, and if Automatic Language Detection is activated.