Changing the display language

You can change the language of the user interface so that IBM® Connections is displayed in your preferred language.

Before you begin

The language selector in IBM Connections is disabled by default and can be enabled only by the administrator. When the selector is enabled, a language menu is displayed in the navigation bar.

About this task

Changing the display language of IBM Connections does not affect the language of the content that users added to the application. For example, if an activity's entries are authored in English and you change the display language to French, the activity entries continue to be displayed in English. Only the user interface is displayed in French.

To change the display language, complete the following steps:


  1. Click the language selector menu in the navigation bar.
  2. Select a language from the list.

    If the list does not include your preferred language but your preferred language is defined in the locale setting of your web browser, select Browser Setting.


The page is refreshed and the user interface is displayed in the selected language. If you do not see a change, refresh the page manually.