Changing language in Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Dutch
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Polish
  • Turkish
  • Korean
  • Traditional Chinese

The language Qlik Sense uses depends on the language preferences of your browser.

The default reading order in a Qlik Sense app is left to right. You can change the reading order to right-to-left in your app preferences, for example, if your data or labels are in a right-to-left language such as Arabic or Hebrew. For more information, see Right-to-left reading order in Qlik Sense.

Note: For Qlik Sense Desktop: By default, Qlik Sense Desktop runs in a window of its own, in the display language of the operating system of your computer. In this case, the language cannot be altered unless you change the display language of the operating system. If you open Qlik Sense Desktop in a web browser, the language used depends on both the web browser and how that browser detects the language to display.

How the language is detected

The following table lists how Qlik Sense detects which language to display content in. Some examples of common and supported web browsers and operating systems are listed.

Language detection in common and supported web browsers and operating systems
Web browser Operating system Language setting detected
Google Chrome Windows

Browser language preference

Safari Mac OS X Operating system locale
Safari iOS Operating system locale
Mozilla Firefox Windows Preferred content language
Internet Explorer 10 or higher Windows

Operating system language

Microsoft Edge Windows

Operating system language

Note: The user interface language only influences in which language Qlik Sense is displayed. Changing the language has no effect on the language of the Qlik Sense server.

Changing the language in Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense automatically detects your web browser's language preference. If your web browser's language preference is one of the supported languages, then Qlik Sense will display in that language. If not, it will display in English.

Below are examples of how to change your language preference in the most common browsers.

Changing language when using Google Chrome in Windows

Do the following:

  1. In Chrome, open Settings.
  2. Expand Advanced settings.
  3. In Languages, under Order languages based on your preference, drag the language you want Qlik Sense to run in to the top of the list.

Changing language when using Safari in Mac OS X 10.11 and higher

Do the following:

  1. Click the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  2. Select Language & Region and the Language tab.
  3. Move the language you want Qlik Sense to run in to the top of the Preferred Languages list.
Tip: If the language you want to use is not in the list, click Edit List....

Changing language when using Safari in iOS 7

Do the following:

  1. Tap on the Settings icon on your iPad or iPhone. Tap General, the option with the gear icon.

  2. Tap the International option.

  3. Tap the Language option in the first group, Select your desired language from the list of available languages and tap Done on the top-right side of the list screen.

    It will take a few seconds to change the language, and then you will see the interface language has changed to the language you have selected.

Changing language when using Safari in iOS 8

Do the following:

  1. Tap on the Settings icon on your iPad or iPhone. Tap General, the option with the gear icon.

  2. Tap Language & Region. Select your desired language from the list of available languages.

    It will take a few seconds to change the language, and then you will see the interface language has changed to the language you have selected.

Changing language when using Mozilla Firefox in Windows

Do the following:

  1. In Mozilla Firefox, click Tools > Options.
  2. Select the Content tab and click Choose under Languages.
  3. Add the language you want Qlik Sense to run in, or select an existing language from the list.
  4. Move the language you want to use to the top of the list.

Changing language when using Internet Explorer 10 or higher in Windows previous to Windows 10

Do the following:

  1. In Windows, search for Control Panel in the Search Windows bar.
  2. Click Control Panel at the top of search results.
  3. Click Clock, Language, and Region.
  4. Click Change the date, time, or number format.
  5. Select the desired language from the Format list.
  6. Click OK.

Changing language when using Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10

Do the following:

  1. In Windows, search for Region & Language in the Search Windows bar.
  2. Do one of the following:

    • Select an existing language and move it to the top of the list.
    • Click Add a language, select a language, and move it to the top of the list.

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