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Choose a default language

Confluence administrators can define a default language to be applied to all spaces. Individual users can select a language preference for their session.

This doesn’t apply to anonymous users.

Set the default language

To change the default language across Confluence:

  1. Select the wheel icon () in the top-right corner to open Confluence administration.

  2. Find Settings in the left-hand navigation.

  3. Select Configuration > General configuration.

  4. Scroll down to Internationalization.

  5. Select a language from the Global default language dropdown.

  6. Select Save global default language changes.

Available languages

Confluence Cloud is available in the following languages, in addition to English (US):

  • Chinese (Simplified)

  • Chinese (Traditional)

  • Czech

  • Danish

  • Dutch

  • English (UK)

  • Finnish

  • French

  • German

  • Hungarian

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Norwegian

  • Polish

  • Portuguese (Brazilian)

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • Swedish

  • Turkish

Though you can still select the following languages in your Atlassian Account settings, there is no new Confluence localization support being offered for:

  • Estonian  (from July 1, 2020)

  • Portuguese (Portugal) (from July 1, 2020)

  • Slovak (from July 1, 2020)

  • Romanian (from December 1, 2019)

  • Icelandic (from December 1, 2019)

Learn more about Atlassian Account language settings.

Other language settings

Individual users can choose a display language that's different from the global default.

The language a user sees will depend on the following factors, in order from highest to lowest importance:

  • The language preference set in the user's profile. Users must be logged in for this setting to take effect.

  • The language preference set in the user's web browser, as detected by Confluence.

  • The default language for the instance, as defined by a Confluence administrator. 

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