Locale Plugin

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Plugin ID locale Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
Latest Release Date
Required Core
1.2 (archives)
Feb 14, 2011
Source Code
Issue Tracking
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Kohsuke Kawaguchi (id: kohsuke)
Usage Installations 2014-Nov 2921
2014-Dec 2901
2015-Jan 3043
2015-Feb 3166
2015-Mar 3323
2015-Apr 3313
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2015-Jul 3546
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This plugin controls the language of Jenkins

Normally, Jenkins honors the browser's language preference if a translation is available for the preferred language, and uses the system default locale for messages during a build. This plugin allows you to:

  • override the system default locale to the language of your choice
  • ignore browser's language preference completely

This feature is sometimes convenient for multi-lingual environment.


Under Manage Jenkins > Configure System there should be a "Locale" section.

Here you can enter the "Default Language": this should be a language code or locale code like "fr" (for French), or "de_AT" (German, in Austria).

This value will be used by the system, for example, for messages that are printed to the log during a build (assuming that the Jenkins features and plugins that you're using have been translated into the specified language).

To additionally force this language on all users, overriding their browser language, you can check the "Ignore browser preference and force this language to all users" option.


Version 1.2 (Feb 14, 2011)
  • Translate update (Chinese)
Version 1.1 (Dec 30, 2009)
  • Update code for recent Hudson.
Version 1.0 (Jul 21, 2008)
  • Initial release.


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