Languages and localization area

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    Welcome to the pages dedicated to the Native Language teams and the localization of LibreOffice!

    As a quick introduction, the localization (l10n) will deal with the product (UI and help) and its derivatives (templates, extension, etc) whereas the Native Language teams will produce contents for the website, the documentation, the marketing, etc... in their language, most of the time without involving a translation process.


    Native Language

    L10N QA


    For major versions, KeyID builds are available in alpha and beta releases. This special build allows to display the KeyID reference of each string in the menus and dialogs. It is a available as a language pack, where the language reference is replaced by qtz in the version name (for example LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.alpha1_Linux_x86-64_deb_langpack_qtz.tar.gz and LibreOfficeDev_4.2.0.0.beta2_Linux_x86_deb_langpack_qtz.tar.gz).

    To install this lang pack:

    • download the package
    • depending on your system, install it as usual after installing the main package
    • go under Tools ▸ Options ▸ Language Settings ▸ Languages and change the User Interface to KeyID
    • when you reopen LibreOffice, you can see now the string reference in front of each menu and dialog

    Note: On Linux use the gen backend, because the gtk dialogs are using gettext directly, and their strings will not get the KeyID. E.g. start LibreOffice with SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gen soffice.

    The string reference can be used to quickly lookup the translated version of the string on Weblate by searching for the string reference with the note: prefix (e.g. French translation of string reference cM5es).

    Language Support of LibreOffice: Status of Localizations and Writing Aids

    Comprehensive table on Language support of LibreOffice: Localized user interface and help system, availability of AutoText, AutoCorrect, spell-check dictionaries, hyphenation patterns, thesaurus, grammar checker and other language-related resources (LibreOffice language extensions).

    Contact Table

    To ease the inter-projects communication (mostly marketing and website) please add a contact name to your language team.


    To ease the tracking, we now use Redmine for the requests we have concerning the websites or Weblate. That avoid our Infra team to have to monitor many mailing lists to answer your demands.

    Our Redmine instance here is, file a request on the Infrastructure project. If you don't feel comfortable with Redmine, you can still ask Sophi (talk) to help you.