Change firefox default language
How To Change Firefox Language
Have you thought of changing your Firefox language to a suitable language? Well, yes, it is possible and in this article, we are going to show you how to change Firefox language. You should have no issues in changing your Firefox language after reading this.
You would agree with me that not all Firefox users are comfortable with the default Firefox display language which is English. Some users may prefer Firefox in another language that’s why we have chosen to share this article for users to understand their ability to customize and modify their Mozilla Firefox browser.
Now, let’s stray away from the topic of today and have a quick understanding of what Firefox is.
Firefox can be defined as a free web browser developed by Mozilla and it is used to surf the World Wide Web easily in other to get/send information, download music, videos, apps etc. and also for communication purposes.
Firefox offers a very clean interface and super-fast downloading speed, it also records about 100 million users. Its interface is user-friendly and easy to operate.
Okay, time for the main business of showing you how to change Firefox language.
Don’t worry. We will make the steps easy and explicit.
How To Change Firefox Language
1. Open your Firefox browser.
2. Click on the menu button.
3. Click on options.
4. On the General tab, scroll down to language and appearance.
5. Click on Choose under Language
6. Click on “select a language to add”
A list of Firefox preinstalled languages will be displayed. It contains about 240 dialects.
7. Select the language of your choice and click on Add.
8. Restart your browser.
By now your new language should be added to the list. From observation, the new language displays first by default in order of preference.
You can change the order by using the Move Up and Move Down buttons provided. To remove a particular language from the preferred list options, select it and then click on the Remove button for it to be properly deleted.
If you are satisfied with the changes you have made, click the Ok button to take you back to preferences, once you are there, close the tab and continue your browsing session or input a new URL to start a new session.
Note: Not all page contents may support your preferred language.
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Frequently Asked Questions And Answers
Q: How many times can I change my Firefox language?
A: You can change your Firefox language as many times as you desire. There’s no limit.
Q: Is Firefox the same as Mozilla Firefox?
A: Yes, it is, Firefox is just a shorter way of calling Mozilla Firefox.
Q: If I move down the language I have just added, can I still choose it as my default language?
A: Yes, you can, it only comes up first because of its preferential order.
How to Change the Default Languages in Mozilla Firefox
Tell Firefox which language you prefer when viewing webpages
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Some websites can be rendered in several different languages, depending on their configuration and your web browser’s abilities and settings. Firefox, which supports over 240 global dialects, provides the ability to specify which languages you prefer to use when viewing web content.
Before rendering text on a page, Firefox first validates whether or not it supports your preferred languages in the order that you specified them. If possible, the page’s verbiage is then displayed in your preferred language. Not all web pages are available in all languages.
How to Specify Preferred Languages in Firefox
Setting and modifying Firefox’s list of preferred languages can be done quickly. See the steps below:
In Firefox, select the hamburger (3 horizontal bars) at the top right corner of the menu bar.
You can also type about:preferences into the Firefox address bar.
In General preferences, scroll down to the Language and Appearance section.
Under Language, select your desired language under Choose the languages used to display menus, messages, and notifications from Firefox by selecting Search for more languages.
In Firefox Language Settings, the browser’s current default language is shown in order of preference. To choose another language, select Select a language to add.
Scroll through the alphabetical language list and select the language of your choice. To move it into the active list, select Add.
Firefox users may still download a different language version of the web browser and install it over the current installation to change the language, but they don’t have to if they run Firefox Beta or Stable.
Firefox Nightly is excluded because strings change frequently in the browser.
- Load about:preferences in the browser’s address bar.
- Scroll down to the Language and Appearance section.
- The current interface language is displayed under language. Click on «Set Alternatives» to add additional languages to Firefox.
- Select «Select a language to add» and then «Search for more languages».
- Firefox retrieves the list of supported languages from Mozilla. Click on «select a language to add» and pick one of the available interface languages to add it as a language in Firefox.
- Tip: tap on the first letter of the language’s name to jump to the letter in the listing.
- Select Add to add the language. Firefox downloads the language pack from Mozilla and adds it to the browser. If a dictionary is available, it is also downloaded.
- Repeat the process for other languages that you may want to add.
- The order of languages determines the priority in which they will be used. You may use the move up or down buttons to change the order.
- Click on the ok button once you are done.
- Firefox displays a restart notification afterward if you changed the main display language. The restart notification is displayed in the old and new interface language. Select «apply and restart» to restart Firefox so that the new interface language is used.
The preference intl.locale.requested determines the priority of languages in Firefox. The preference is only available if two more more languages are installed in the browser.
Mozilla hopes to improve the process further in future versions of the Firefox web browser. One possibility that is discussed currently is to complete the migration to Fluent; this would enable restartless language switching and support for non-English fallback locales. Firefox falls back to English automatically if a string is missing from a language file.
The new language changing options in Firefox 65 improve the process significantly. Everything that is needed is included in Firefox or downloaded automatically from that version of the browser on.
While the total number of Firefox installations that have their interface language changed is unclear, it does not appear that uncommon of an operation.
Now You: Did you ever changed the interface language in a browser?
How to change the language in Mozilla Firefox (3 Easy Ways)
We are going to discuss in this article about everything related to Firefox language settings and language packs add-ons. On Mozilla Firefox, switching the language using settings option will only change the preferred language of the page. To change the language of menus, toolbars, and other interface elements, you need to download and install the language packs.
Suppose, you aren’t happy with the default language or you might want to show your multilingual talents. If for whatever reason, you want to change the default language on Firefox then you can change it on all platforms like Windows, iOS, and Mac.
In this post, we have explained 3 ways to change the Firefox language and also, we have created a table of contents below, so you can easily locate them.
Table of Contents
Method 1: Changing the language display of Mozilla Firefox
In the first method we will show you how to set the preferred language of the page or change your web browsing language settings in Mozilla Firefox then follow the steps given below:
Step 1: First, you need to open your Firefox browser on your computer.
Step 2: Click on the Menu button (three lines) on the top right corner of the screen. After this small new window will pop up, choose the Options from the list.
Step 3: In the General preferences, scroll down and look for Language and Appearance. Click on the Choose button under Language.
Step 5: On the next window, you can see your current languages. Click on “select a language to add”.
Step 6: In the popup window, choose the preferred language from the list and click on the Add button. Once you did, click Ok. Now restart your browser to see your language preferences working.
Now your new language is added to the list. To change the language preference for displaying these web pages, use the up or down buttons to move the preference.
Method 2: Firefox interface in other languages with language packs
In the second method, we will show you how to change the language of the menu bar. In other words, we can say how to change the interface language of Mozilla Firefox. To do so, follow the steps given below:
Download Dictionaries & language packs for Firefox
2 Now, you can see the list of language packs and dictionary add-on. In the list, find the language you want to add and tap or click the Language Pack link.
3 On the next screen, click the “Add to Firefox” button. Click Add in the popup window and confirm.
After the language pack has been added to your Firefox. You need to enable the new language and make Firefox browser use it for its user interface. To do so, follow the steps given below:
Changing the language of the user interface
1 Open a new tab in your browser. Type about:config in its address bar and press enter.
2. In this window, the warning page may appear “This might void your warranty”. Click or tap the blue button “I accept the risk!”
3 Type intl.locale.requested in the Search field. Double-click on intl.locale.requested and Firefox opens a new window in which you may see the language code written there. You need to just enter the new language code (in place of old language code) that you want to use.
4 Once you did, close your Mozilla Firefox browser and restart it.
If you want to see the list of all the language codes then visit: Mozilla Web Localization Dashboard.
Note: if you do not find the “intl.locale.requested” file under “about:config” tab then you have to add it manually. To add a new preference, right-click anywhere on the list. In the context menu select New and then String.
Method 3: Download Firefox directly in your language
If you do not already have Mozilla Firefox installed then you can download it directly in your language. Mozilla Firefox offers it in (approx.) 90 languages for Mac OS, Linux, Windows Pc’s. You need to just download it an install on your computer. To download Firefox in your language visit the official Mozilla Firefox website.
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