User-interface language is often selected in conjunction with model and number format localization. To learn more about those topics, visit the Localizing your LookML model and Localizing number formatting documentation pages.
Looker admins can set Looker to display certain user interface (UI) text in the following languages:
|Locale Code and Strings Filename
To display the Looker UI in specific languages for particular users, set the locale for users, user groups, or instances through one of the following methods:
- To set a locale for individual users: Use one of the codes in the above table in the Locale field on the Edit User page in the Admin panel.
- To set a locale for a user group: Assign one of the codes in the above table to the
localeuser attribute for a particular user group. If users within a group have set a custom value using the Locale setting, the custom value will override any value assigned to the group. To prevent that from happening, ensure that the User Access setting for the
localeuser attribute is not set to Edit.
- To set a locale for an instance: Assign one of the codes in the above table to the Locale field on the Localization page of the Admin panel.
For users with no Locale set, Looker uses the locale chosen on the Localization page of the Admin panel as the default locale; and, if no locale is set there, Looker defaults to