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0001 .. meta:: 0002 :description: digiKam Languages Settings 0003 :keywords: digiKam, documentation, user manual, photo management, open source, free, learn, easy, camera, configuration, setup, languages, translations, internationalization 0004 0005 .. metadata-placeholder 0006 0007 :authors: - digiKam Team 0008 0009 :license: see Credits and License page for details (https://docs.digikam.org/en/credits_license.html) 0010 0011 .. _languages_settings: 0012 0013 Languages Settings 0014 ================== 0015 0016 .. contents:: 0017 0018 digiKam is translated in many languages and you can change the internationalization of application from the :menuselection:`Settings --> Configure Languages` main menu item. 0019 0020 This opens a dialog where you can edit the **Primary language** and the **Fallback language**. First one is the main collection of translations used to render internationalized strings in the application, and this will be your native language. The second one is used to fill the translations if internationalization of some strings are missing from the primary. 0021 0022 .. figure:: images/setup_languages_dialog.webp 0023 :alt: 0024 :align: center 0025 0026 The digiKam Languages Configuration Dialog 0027 0028 Translating an application as digiKam is a long task and require a lots of verification to be validated and published in production. Each language is maintained by independent teams which push works at different times, which cannot be sync with the application release date. 0029 0030 .. note:: 0031 0032 You can set more than one fallback languages to translate application, the lead one is on the top of this list. 0033 0034 Selecting a language by the drop-down menu must propose a large list of entries. There are currently more than 70 language teams, providing translations for a wide variety of languages, including some that are often not supported by proprietary software. 0035 0036 .. figure:: images/setup_languages_list.webp 0037 :alt: 0038 :align: center 0039 0040 The List of Languages Available to Internationalize the Application 0041 0042 .. important:: 0043 0044 To take effect, a language settings change requires to restart the application session. 0045 0046 If you want to help with the application translations workflow, please consult the :ref:`Contribute section of this manual <project_contribute>`.