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Activate a language

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Activate a language

By default, the language supported by the platform is American English. You can activate other supported languages if you have the admin role.

About this task

The following plugins are currently available:

  • I18N: Brazilian Portuguese Translations
  • I18N: Czech Translations
  • I18N: Dutch Translations
  • I18N: Finnish Translations
  • I18N: French Canada Translations
  • I18N: French Translations
  • I18N: German Translations
  • I18N: Hebrew Translations
  • I18N: Hungarian Translations
  • I18N: Italian Translations
  • I18N: Japanese Translations
  • I18N: Korean Translations
  • I18N: Polish Translations
  • I18N: Portuguese Translations
  • I18N: Russian Translations
  • I18N: Simplified Chinese Translations
  • I18N: Spanish Translations
  • I18N: Thai Translations
  • I18N: Traditional Chinese Translations
  • I18N: Turkish Translations
In addition, the I18N: Internationalization plugin (com.glide.i18n) provides the elements necessary for translating an instance without any translation preloaded. This plugin is useful for translating an instance to a language other than those listed above. For more information on using the I18N: Internationalization plugin to translate an instance, see Translate an instance.
Note: Activating internationalization plugins for any of the available languages automatically activates the I18N: Knowledge Management Internationalization Plugin v2 plugin (com.glideapp.knowledge.i18n2).

Use the following steps to activate the desired language plugins.


  1. Navigate to System Definition > Plugins.
  2. Find and click the plugin name.
  3. On the System Plugin form, review the plugin details and then click the Activate/Upgrade related link.

    If the plugin depends on other plugins, these plugins are listed along with their activation status.

    If the plugin has optional features that are not functional because other plugins are inactive, those plugins are listed. A warning states that some files will not be installed. If you want the optional features to be installed, cancel this activation, activate the necessary plugins, and then return to activating the plugin.

  4. (Optional) If available, select the Load demo data check box.

    Some plugins include demo data—sample records that are designed to illustrate plugin features for common use cases. Loading demo data is a good policy when you first activate the plugin on a development or test instance.

    You can also load demo data after the plugin is activated by clicking the Load Demo Data Only related link on the System Plugin form.

  5. Click Activate.