You can now download, install, and use the Unraid OS in the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Polish and Spanish.
A note about all translations:
- Translations are believed to be accurate to the best of Limetech's knowledge but the English text is always the go to reference point.
- Translations are maintained in public Github repositories. If you would like to inform us of errors and/or participate in translation corrections, please write a post in the respective language forum sections and tag @SpencerJ.
- If you would like to see a new language added, please write a post in this forum thread.
How to Load a Language pack
Language packs are downloaded and installed via the Community Applications plugin. As long as you are on Unraid 6.9.0 or later and CA version 2020.05.12 or later, look for a new category along the left hand side titled Language. This will allow you to load the current language pack (if available).
You can also search for languages via the Search bar in CA.
Note: There is currently no automated mechanism for updating language packs as users enhance or add to the translations held on gitHub. Unraid users who will need to periodically download the latest language pack manually for new and improved translations.
How to Activate a Language
Via Community Applications -> Language, click the download button on the language pack you would like to download and use.
How to Switch Back to English?
To switch back to English, you can always click the Switch back toggle button located in the top right of the webGui.
Developer Requirements for Multi-Language Support
It is necessary for plugin developers to take appropriate action within their plugins to enable them to utilize the multi-language support. The details on what is required are covered here. File:Multi-language Support Design Guide.pdf
Once plugin developers have made the necessary changes within their plugin to add the multi-language support mechanisms provided by Unraid then they will typically produce the English translations master file for their plugin and rely on Unraid community members to provide appropriate translation text for languages which they know how to speak.
Note: There is no requirement for any given plugin to support Multi-language. However it is a good idea for every plugin author to at least consider supporting Multi-Language. Even if such support is not added a plugin will still work as-is on 6.9+ with no changes required albeit only with text in English (or whatever language the developer has embedded into the plugin).
In the Unraid forum, there are also many active language-specific forums to get help or help others in your mother tongue.
Please see the Multi-Language Section to take part in these growing communities!