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

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

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.

Omeka 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.

Available languages and codes

Below are listed the languages in which Omeka is available, along with the two or four letter codes that you will need to configure Omeka to use your language.

Last updated: February 27, 2018

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
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
Inuktitut iu
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 Bokmal 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
Uzbek (Latin) uz@Ltn
Welsh (United Kingdom) cy_GB