Language Settings

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1 Introduction

Mendix is designed to be used by users in multiple languages. The Languages tab of the App Settings allows you to select which languages your app will support.

You can reach this tab in two ways:

  1. Select the menu option Language > Language Settings….
  2. Open the App{Name} > Settings dialog box from the App Explorer and select the Language tab.

2 Setting Default Language

There must be a default app language. Select the Default language from the drop-down list. This will contain all languages which have been added to your app. It is recommended that you do this when you start developing your app.

Setting the default language has two functions:

  • It sets the language which will be displayed to the end-user if the end-user is not associated with a Language entity, or if the end-user’s language is not enabled in the app
  • It sets the language which will be used if there is no translation of a translatable text in the end-user’s language, even if the app has the language enabled

The initial default language is English, United States.

3 Adding Languages

You can add as many languages as you like from the list of supported languages by clicking Add, selecting the desired language, and clicking OK.

Most languages will be added with an empty dictionary, although some translations have already been set up in the Dutch dictionary.

4 Advanced Language Settings

You can set each language in your app to have additional settings.

Edit Language

4.1 Check Completeness

If you check the Check completeness box, you will get a warning (or error) message in the Errors pane for every text which has no entry in this language’s dictionary.

If this is the default language, the Check completeness box will be checked and you will not be able to uncheck it.

4.2 Custom Date and Time Formatting

You can set a custom format for the following:

  • Date format
  • Time format
  • Date and time format

Type a format string in the relevant box and you will see an example of how a date will be formatted underneath.

Click Edit… to open a dialog box which will provide a full reference for the format string:

Date edit dialog

5 List of Supported Languages

The most up-to-date list of supported languages in your version of Studio Pro is the one in the add languages menu. The list below is provided to enable you to quickly evaluate if Mendix supports your desired language.

Language Country Locale Available Since
Albanian Albania sq_AL 9.0.5
Amharic Ethiopia am_ET 9.2.0
Arabic Algeria ar_DZ 9.0.5
Arabic Bahrain ar_BH 9.0.5
Arabic Egypt ar_EG 9.0.5
Arabic Iraq ar_IQ 9.0.5
Arabic Jordan ar_JO 9.0.5
Arabic Kuwait ar_KW 9.0.5
Arabic Lebanon ar_LB 9.0.5
Arabic Libya ar_LY 9.0.5
Arabic Morocco ar_MA 9.0.5
Arabic Oman ar_OM 9.0.5
Arabic Qatar ar_QA 9.0.5
Arabic Saudi Arabia ar_SA 9.0.5
Arabic Sudan ar_SD 9.0.5
Arabic Syria ar_SY 9.0.5
Arabic Tunisia ar_TN 9.0.5
Arabic United Arab Emirates ar_AE 9.0.5
Arabic Yemen ar_YE 9.0.5
Armenian Armenia hy_AM 9.2.0
Belarusian Belarus be_BY 9.0.5
Bengali Bangladesh bn_BD 9.3.0
Bengali India bn_IN 9.3.0
Bulgarian Bulgaria bg_BG 9.0.5
Catalan Spain ca_ES 9.0.5
Chinese (Simplified) China zh_CN 9.0.5
Chinese (Simplified) Singapore zh_SG 9.0.5
Chinese (Traditional) Hong Kong zh_HK 9.0.5
Chinese (Traditional) Taiwan zh_TW 9.0.5
Croatian Croatia hr_HR 9.0.5
Czech Czech Republic cs_CZ 9.0.5
Dari Afghanistan fa_AF 9.2.0
Danish Denmark da_DK 9.0.5
Dutch Belgium nl_BE 9.0.5
Dutch Netherlands nl_NL 9.0.5
English Australia en_AU 9.0.5
English Canada en_CA 9.0.5
English India en_IN 9.0.5
English Ireland en_IE 9.0.5
English Malta en_MT 9.0.5
English New Zealand en_NZ 9.0.5
English Philippines en_PH 9.0.5
English Singapore en_SG 9.0.5
English South Africa en_ZA 9.0.5
English United Kingdom en_GB 9.0.5
English United States en_US 9.0.5
Estonian Estonia et_EE 9.0.5
Finnish Finland fi_FI 9.0.5
French Belgium fr_BE 9.0.5
French Canada fr_CA 9.0.5
French France fr_FR 9.0.5
French Luxembourg fr_LU 9.0.5
French Switzerland fr_CH 9.0.5
German Austria de_AT 9.0.5
German Germany de_DE 9.0.5
German Luxembourg de_LU 9.0.5
German Switzerland de_CH 9.0.5
Greek Cyprus el_CY 9.0.5
Greek Greece el_GR 9.0.5
Hebrew Israel iw_IL 9.0.5
Hindi India hi_IN 9.0.5
Hungarian Hungary hu_HU 9.0.5
Icelandic Iceland is_IS 9.0.5
Indonesian Indonesia in_ID 9.0.5
Irish Ireland ga_IE 9.0.5
Italian Italy it_IT 9.0.5
Italian Switzerland it_CH 9.0.5
Japanese (Gregorian calendar) Japan ja_JP 9.0.5
Japanese (Imperial calendar) Japan ja_JP_JP 9.0.5
Khmer Cambodia km_KH 9.0.5
Kinyarwanda Rwanda rw_RW 9.3.0
Korean South Korea ko_KR 9.0.5
Lao Laos lo_LA 9.0.5
Latvian Latvia lv_LV 9.0.5
Lithuanian Lithuania lt_LT 9.0.5
Macedonian Macedonia mk_MK 9.0.5
Malay Malaysia ms_MY 9.0.5
Maltese Malta mt_MT 9.0.5
Mongolian Mongolia mn_MN 9.2.0
Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar my_MM 9.0.5
Nepali Nepal ne_NP 9.2.0
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norway no_NO 9.0.5
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Norway no_NO_NY 9.0.5
Pashto Afghanistan ps_AF 9.2.0
Persian (Farsi) Iran fa_IR 9.2.0
Persian (Farsi) Tajikistan fa_TJ 9.2.0
Polish Poland pl_PL 9.0.5
Portuguese Brazil pt_BR 9.0.5
Portuguese Portugal pt_PT 9.0.5
Punjabi Pakistan pa_PK 9.3.0
Punjabi India pa_IN 9.3.0
Romanian Romania ro_RO 9.0.5
Russian Russia ru_RU 9.0.5
Serbian (Cyrillic) Bosnia and Herzegovina sr_BA 9.0.5
Serbian (Cyrillic) Serbia and Montenegro sr_CS 9.0.5
Sinhala Sri Lanka si_LK 9.3.0
Slovak Slovakia sk_SK 9.0.5
Slovenian Slovenia sl_SI 9.0.5
Somali Somalia so_SO 9.2.0
Spanish Argentina es_AR 9.0.5
Spanish Bolivia es_BO 9.0.5
Spanish Chile es_CL 9.0.5
Spanish Colombia es_CO 9.0.5
Spanish Costa Rica es_CR 9.0.5
Spanish Dominican Republic es_DO 9.0.5
Spanish Ecuador es_EC 9.0.5
Spanish El Salvador es_SV 9.0.5
Spanish Guatemala es_GT 9.0.5
Spanish Honduras es_HN 9.0.5
Spanish Mexico es_MX 9.0.5
Spanish Nicaragua es_NI 9.0.5
Spanish Panama es_PA 9.0.5
Spanish Paraguay es_PY 9.0.5
Spanish Peru es_PE 9.0.5
Spanish Puerto Rico es_PR 9.0.5
Spanish Spain es_ES 9.0.5
Spanish United States es_US 9.0.5
Spanish Uruguay es_UY 9.0.5
Spanish Venezuela es_VE 9.0.5
Swedish Sweden sv_SE 9.0.5
Swahili Kenya sw_KE 9.2.0
Swahili Rwanda sw_RW 9.2.0
Swahili Tanzania sw_TZ 9.2.0
Swahili Uganda sw_UG 9.2.0
Tagalog Philippines tl_PH 9.2.0
Tamil India ta_IN 9.3.0
Tamil Sri Lanka ta_LK 9.3.0
Tamil Singapore ta_SG 9.3.0
Thai (Western digits) Thailand th_TH 9.0.5
Thai (Thai digits) Thailand th_TH_TH 9.0.5
Turkish Turkey tr_TR 9.0.5
Ukrainian Ukraine uk_UA 9.0.5
Urdu India ur_IN 9.2.0
Urdu Pakistan ur_PK 9.2.0
Vietnamese Vietnam vi_VN 9.0.5
Welsh Wales cy_GB 9.0.5