Install a custom language pack for Jira server

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The information on this page relates to customizations in JIRA Applications. Consequently, Atlassian Support cannot guarantee the provision of any support for the steps described on this page as customizations are not covered under Atlassian Support Offerings. Please be aware that this material is provided for your information only and that you use it at your own risk.

Also, please be aware that customizations done by directly modifying files are not included in the upgrade process. These modifications will need to be reapplied manually on the upgraded instance.

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For Jira Service Management refer to "Jira Service Management Internationalization"


Here are the steps to follow if you wish to customize a language pack for Jira:

  1. Download language pack from
  2. Unpack the jar file and modify the strings.
  3. Pack everything back into a jar file.
  4. Upload jar file using Jira plugin manager.

Last modified on Nov 23, 2020

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