Supported user-interface languages

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User-interface language is often selected in conjunction with model and number format localization. To learn more about those topics, visit the Localizing your LookML model and Localizing number formatting documentation pages.

Looker admins can set Looker to display certain user interface (UI) text in the following languages:

Language Locale Code and Strings Filename
English en
Czech cs_CZ
German de_DE
Spanish es_ES
French fr_FR
Hindi hi_IN
Italian it_IT
Japanese ja_JP
Korean ko_KR
Lithuanian lt_LT
Norwegian (Bokmål) nb_NO
Dutch nl_NL
Polish pl_PL
Brazilian Portuguese pt_BR
Portuguese pt_PT
Russian ru_RU
Swedish sv_SE
Thai th_TH
Turkish tr_TR
Ukrainian uk_UA
Simplified Chinese zh_CN
Traditional Chinese zh_TW

To display the Looker UI in specific languages for particular users, set the locale for users, user groups, or instances through one of the following methods:

  • To set a locale for individual users: Use one of the codes in the above table in the Locale field on the Edit User page in the Admin panel.
  • To set a locale for a user group: Assign one of the codes in the above table to the locale user attribute for a particular user group. If users within a group have set a custom value using the Locale setting, the custom value will override any value assigned to the group. To prevent that from happening, ensure that the User Access setting for the locale user attribute is not set to Edit.
  • To set a locale for an instance: Assign one of the codes in the above table to the Locale field on the Localization page of the Admin panel.

For users with no Locale set, Looker uses the locale chosen on the Localization page of the Admin panel as the default locale; and, if no locale is set there, Looker defaults to en.