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How to Add Language Support

To add support for a new language in our internationalization setup using react-i18next and i18next, please follow the steps below:

First, create a new JSON file for the language you want to add in the openmetadata-ui/src/main/resources/ui/src/locale/languages directory.

For example, if you want to add support for the French language, you can create a file called fr-fr.json in the languages directory:

To ensure consistency with our primary language, which is en-us, it is necessary to synchronize any newly added language files. This can be done by copying the content from the en-us.json file and translating it accordingly.

To copy the contents of en-us.json and add it to your translation JSON file, follow these steps:

  • Go to en-us.json
  • Copy the content of file
  • Open your translation JSON file.
  • Paste the copied text into your translation JSON file.

You can refer to the image below for a visual guide:


We have documentation for some entities on the left sidebar, and we currently support two languages: en-US and fr-FR. If you want to add support for other languages in our internationalization, you can follow the steps below.

Documentation for entities resides in the openmetadata-ui/src/main/resources/ui/src/public/locales directory. Our primary language is en-US, so you can refer to it and create the same hierarchy for your language.

To add documentation in the zh-CN language, you can simply copy the en-US directory and rename it to zh-CN. Then, update the content of the files according to the zh-CN language.

To find the supported language codes, you can refer to this page.