Installing a Language Pack

Confluence ships with a number of bundled language packs. These languages appear as options on the 'Language Configuration' screen in the Administration Console when choosing a default language and as 'Language' options for users in their user settings.

Confluence is available in these languages right out of the box:

  • Čeština (Česká republika | Czech Republic)
  • Dansk (Danmark | Denmark)
  • Deutsch (Deutschland | Germany)
  • Eesti (Eesti | Estonia)
  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • Español (España | Spain)
  • Français (France)
  • Íslenska (Ísland | Iceland)
  • Italiano (Italia | Italy)
  • Magyar (Magyarország | Hungary)
  • Nederlands (Nederland | The Netherlands)
  • Norsk (Norge | Norway)
  • Polski (Polska | Poland)
  • Português (Brasil | Brazil)
  • Română (România | Romania)
  • Slovenčina (Slovenská republika | Slovak Republic)
  • Suomi (Suomi | Finland)
  • Svenska (Sverige | Sweden)
  • Русский (Россия | Russia)
  • 中文 (中国 | China)
  • 日本語 (日本 | Japan)
  • 한국어 (대한민국 | Republic of Korea)

You can make additional languages available by installing language pack apps. You'll need to be a Confluence administrator to install a language pack. 

Download a language pack

You can download language packs from the Atlassian Marketplace, or you can download language packs developed by the Confluence user community from https://translations.atlassian.com

Installing a language pack manually

The easiest way to install a language pack is by uploading the file in UPM (Universal Plugin Manager). Language packs are usually distributed as JAR or OBR files.  

To install a language pack:

  1. Go to  > Manage apps
  2. Choose Upload App then browse to find the language pack file you downloaded.
  3. Choose Upload.
  4. Check the list of user-installed plugins to ensure that the add-on is available.

Once installed, you can then change the site language (or let users set this new language in their profile). See Choosing a Default Language

Showing User Interface Key Names for Translation

This feature is useful if you are working on creating translations of the Confluence user interface. After opening the Confluence dashboard, you can add the following action to the end of your Confluence URL:

?i18ntranslate=on


For example http://myconfluencesite.com?i18ntranslate=on

This will cause each element of the user interface to display its special key name. This makes it easier to find the context for each key within the user interface. You can then search for the key on http://translations.atlassian.com where you can enter an appropriate translation for your custom language pack.

The key names are displayed with a 'lightning bolt' graphic. Here's an example from a space sidebar:

To turn off the translation view, add the following to the end of the Confluence URL:

?i18ntranslate=off

Last modified on Oct 2, 2018

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