Language configuration

Default language

In normal cases Nextcloud will automatically detect the language of the Web-GUI. If this does not work properly or you want to make sure that Nextcloud always starts with a given language, you can set a default_language parameter in the config/config.php.


The default_language paramenter is only used, when the browser does not send any language, and the user hasn’t configured own language preferences.


  "default_language" => "en",

Force language

If you want to force a specific language, users will no longer be able to change their language in the personal settings. You can set a force_language parameter in the config/config.php.


  "force_language" => "en",

If users shall be unable to change their language, but users have different languages, this value can be set to true instead of a language code.


Please check Transifex language codes for the list of valid language codes.