Installing Domino language packs

A Domino language pack contains translated versions of Domino templates and specific core binary files.

Before you begin

Before you complete this procedure, you must install the English version of the Domino server that matches your language pack version. You can't install the Domino server and the language packs at the same time.

About this task

A Domino language pack includes the translated versions of standard Domino templates, such as the Discussion and Mail templates, and specific binary files required by the server. The language pack installer allows you to do one of the following:
  • Add translated versions of files to an English Domino to make it a multilingual server.
  • Replace the English versions of files with those of one translated language. In this case, the installed language replaces English as the primary language on the server.
  • Remove translated versions of files from a multilingual Domino server.
You can install language packs using a graphical user interface (GUI) (Windows only), console interface (Linux, AIX, IBM i only), or silently. When you install silently, you must first create the file LPSilent.ini which contains the install parameters that you otherwise provide through prompts during a GUI or console install. If you don't want to create LPSilent.ini from scratch, you can run a GUI or console install on one Domino server to create an LPSilent.ini. Then, use the file to install silently on any other servers. For information on installing language packs silently, see Installing Domino language packs silently.

Currently, you must install each language pack separately. You cannot customize installation to install multiple languages packs at once.


  1. Download the Domino Language Pack from the HCL File Download and License Entitlements site. The versions of the language pack and the Domino server must match. For example, if Domino 11.0 is installed, you need to download and install Domino Language Pack 11.0.
  2. Extract the tar file to a local directory.
  3. Shut down the Domino Server. The language pack installer cannot install files while the Domino server is running.
  4. Run the executable that corresponds to the desired launcher on your platform.
    Note: On Linux and AIX, log on as the UNIX root user to install the language pack.
    Table 1. Language pack installation executables
    Launcher Executable
    Windows Launcher (GUI or silent mode) WINDomLP.exe
    IBM i remote Launcher for Windows iSeriesDomLP.bat
    Note: Must be run from a 64-bit Windows machine.
    Linux Launcher (Console or silent mode) LNXDomLP
    AIX Launcher (Console or silent mode) AIXDomLP

    If you are doing a GUI or console installation, you are prompted to complete the following steps. For silent installs, the steps occur automatically based on the LPSilent.ini file configuration.

  5. Read the Welcome prompt.
  6. Accept the license agreement.
  7. Select the Domino program directory in which to install the language pack.
  8. Confirm that the Domino server program and data directories are correct.
    Note: On a partitioned server, select all the data directories so that language packs are installed consistently on all.
  9. Choose one of the following language pack installation options and then click Next:
    Table 2. Language pack install options
    Option Description
    Add Language Pack to Domino Server

    Adds specified language components to an English Domino server.

    • Merges translated forms, views, and other design elements into multilingual-compatible English language templates.
    • Installs translated resource files.
    • Installs translated help files, when available.
    • For other components, English Domino server files are used. For example, templates that are not multilingual-compatible such as the Domino directory template (pubnames.ntf), remain in English.
    Replace Language Pack
    Replaces English language files with those of one specified language. Choose this option to make a non-English language the primary language supported on a server.
    Note: You must choose this option to see the Domino directory in a language other than English.
    Remove Language Pack from Domino Server Removes specified language packs from the Domino server that were previously added through the Add option.
    Note: You can't use this option remove the primary language of the server. To remove the primary language, reinstall Domino.
  10. The installer validates configuration requirements such as the correct version of Domino, sufficient disk space, and so forth.
    • If validation is successful, you see a confirmation screen. Click Next to continue.
    • If validation fails, the installer reports errors to a log file, LPlog.txt, and also to the GUI or console. For more information about the log file and troubleshooting errors, see Troubleshooting the language pack installation.
  11. In the next screen, you take the following steps, depending on the installation type you selected previously.
    Table 3. Language pack installation steps
    Option selected previously Steps
    Add Language Pack to Domino Server Select the language or languages to install from the list that is displayed. For each language, you can use the Select files option to choose which templates and files to install. For example, you can choose to install Mailx.ntf only.
    Replace Language Pack Select one language from the list that is displayed to install it as the primary language on the server. This option overwrites the current primary language on the server, typically English, with the files for the selected language.
    Remove Language Pack from Domino Server Select language packs to remove that were added previously.
  12. Review your selections and click Next to install the language pack or packs.