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Set localization properties

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Set localization properties

System properties to localize the instance for users from multiple countries.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

Some localization properties only appear after the I18N: Internationalization plugin is activated.


  1. Navigate to System Properties > System Localization.
  2. Set these properties
    Table 1. Customization properties for system localization

    Show the language select box on the login page to allow the user to specify the language they would like to be logged in with.

    Enables language selection upon login.
    • Options: Yes | No
    • Default value: Yes
    • Dependency: The I18N: Internationalization plugin must be active

    Text Search stemming language.


    Selects the language to match derived words in text search.

    Displays translation prefix on translatable strings.


    Adds a translation prefix on translatable fields to indicate where to find the string for translation.

    Use a single currency model. Display all currencies in the same currency code, regardless of a user's locale, country, or language code.


    Enable single currency mode.

    Default language for the system (two character values)


    • Options: en, fr, es, it, de
    • Default value: en

    If using the single currency model, display all currencies using this currency code. Currency codes use the ISO 4217 three letter format.


    Locale code to use for localization.


    Determines the system's default currency into which all prices are automatically converted before other sums or conversions are performed. Changing this property after any price or currency fields have been given a value may result in improper conversion or prices that sum incorrectly.
    • Options: [language code].[country code] (for example, en.GB for Britain, fr.FR for France, de.DE for Germany, or ja.JP for Japan)
    • Default value: None
    • Learn more: Locale settings
    Note: Do not change this value once a system has gone into production. If a user's locale must be changed, update the "Country code" field on the user record.

    Add the labels, messages, or choices to the appropriate table in English with an ending of the language code for newly added customizations that are missing translations. (Translate and Learn).


    Adds the current language suffix to UI elements such as labels and messages. Enabling the language suffix assists with translating new customizations.

    Spell checker dictionary to use for English users.


    Sets the spell checker dictionary used in the system for English users.
    • Options: Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English US, English UK, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai
    • Default value: English US
    • Learn more: Locale settings