Configuring Language

Open the config.ini file found in the folder {omeka-root}/application/config in a text editor.

Look for the "Localization" section (at the top), and the line in it that reads: = "" 

Fill in the two- or four-letter code for the language you wish to use (see below). This information is case-sensitive and must match exactly. For example, to change the Omeka Classic interface language to Brazilian Portuguese, the line should appear: = "pt_BR"

Omeka Classic is translated collaboratively using Transifex. You can see the progress of available languages by visiting the Omeka project dashboard on Transifex; the list displays with the most complete languages at the top. Where a language string has not been translated, it will default back to English in the interface.

Available languages and codes

Below are the languages in which Omeka is available (for at least 5% of the interface), along with the two- or four-letter codes that you will need to configure Omeka to use your chosen language.

Last updated: May 17th, 2022.

Language Code
Albanian (Albania) sq_AL
Arabic ar
Basque eu
Belarusian (Belarus) be_BY
Bengali (Bangladesh) bn_BD
Bulgarian (Bulgaria) bg_BG
Catalan (Spain) ca_ES
Chinese (China) zh_CN
Chinese (Taiwan) zn_TW
Croatian hr
Czech cs
Danish (Denmark) da_DK
Dutch (Belgium) nl_BE
Dutch (Netherlands) nl_NL
Esperanto eo
Estonian et
Finnish (Finland) fi_FI
French fr
Galician gl
Georgian ka
German (Germany) de_DE
Greek (Greece) el_GR
Hebrew he
Hungarian (Hungary) hu_HU
Icelandic is
Indonesian id
Italian it
Japanese ja
Korean (Korea) ko_KR
Latvian (Latvia) lv_LV
Lithuanian lt
Macedonian (Macedonia) mk_MK
Malay (Malaysia) ms_MY
Mongolian mn
Norwegian Bokmål nb
Occitan (post 1500) oc
Polish pl
Portuguese (Brazil) pt_BR
Portuguese (Portugal) pt_PT
Romanian ro
Russian ru
Serbian (Serbia) sr_RS
Slovak sk
Slovenian (Slovenia) sl_Sl
Spanish es
Spanish (Colombia) es_CO
Swedish (Sweden) sv_SE
Tamil ta
Thai th
Turkish (Turkey) tr_TR
Ukrainian uk
Vietnamese vi
Welsh (United Kingdom) cy_GB