Choosing a default language
Changing the default language
- In the upper-right corner of the screen, select Administration > System.
- In the sidebar, select General configuration.
- Select the Edit settings button, then select the appropriate language in the drop-down box next to Default language.
Any additional languages you have installed will appear in the list. See Translating Jira.
Per-user language selection
Individual users can manage their user profile, which will override the default language (see above).
Overriding the default translations of issue types, resolutions, statuses, and priorities
Should you wish, you can easily specify your own translations for the values of the following Jira issue fields:
- Issue type
Your specified translations will override the values specified in the Jira translation.
- When you create a project using a system language other than English, Jira will create duplicates of default issue types, statuses, resolutions, and priorities. These duplicates won’t be translated into other languages chosen by your users. To work around this, either create new projects with the language set to English (and then change back to your preferred language) or provide custom translations for these duplicates (see Translating Jira constants).