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Language options

You can set language preferences for the ArcGIS Pro application and help system.

To open the Language options, follow these steps:

  1. From an open project, click the Project tab on the ribbon. Alternatively, from the ArcGIS Pro start page, click Settings in the lower left corner.
  2. In the list on the left, click Options.
  3. On the Options dialog box, under Application, click Language.

Display language (requires language pack installation)

You can run a translated version of ArcGIS Pro if you install a language pack. You can get a language pack from your distributor or My Esri. When a language pack is installed, you can set ArcGIS Pro to display the user interface in the corresponding language.

By default, the ArcGIS Pro user interface matches the Microsoft Windows display language. For example, if your Windows display language is German, and you have also installed a German language pack for ArcGIS Pro, the application displays the user interface in German.

To run ArcGIS Pro in a display language other than the Windows display language, follow these steps:

  1. Under Display language (requires language pack installation), uncheck the Match Microsoft Windows check box.
  2. Use the drop-down menu to choose a language from the list of installed languages.
  3. Restart ArcGIS Pro.

    This option only changes the display language of the ArcGIS Pro user interface. It does not affect functionality related to number and date formatting or character encoding, which are controlled by your Windows region settings. In addition, this setting is for ArcGIS Pro only and does not affect the display of other ArcGIS Desktop applications on the same machine.

    To return ArcGIS Pro to the Windows display language, check Match Microsoft Windows.

Proofing language

The list of available languages corresponds to the list of language packs for Windows installed on your computer. Use the language settings in Windows to add languages and download operating system language packs. After a new language pack is installed, the language will be available as a proofing language in ArcGIS Pro.

As with the display language, the proofing language matches Windows by default. To change it, under Proofing language (requires operating system language pack installation), uncheck the Match Microsoft Windows check box and choose from the available languages. It is not necessary to restart ArcGIS Pro.

Note:
The Proofing language setting is not available on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. On these operating systems, spell-check is only available for English, Spanish, French, and German. The proofing language is controlled by the Display language setting for ArcGIS Pro.

Online help system language

The ArcGIS Pro online help language matches the display language by default but can be changed. Language packs are not needed to change this setting. To select a different language, under Online help system language, uncheck the Match display language check box and choose from the available languages. It is not necessary to restart ArcGIS Pro.

Tip:

When you're using the online help system, you can also change the language from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of your browser.

Offline help system language (requires local help installation)

You can use a translated version of the ArcGIS Pro offline help system if you install a local help system. You can obtain a local help system from your distributor or My Esri.

By default, the offline help system matches the display language. For example, if your display language is French, and you've installed a French local help system, the offline help system opens in French.

To select a different language, under Offline help system language, uncheck the Match display language check box and choose from the available languages. It is not necessary to restart ArcGIS Pro.

Tip:

ArcGIS Pro uses the online help system by default. To set it to use the offline help system, see help source in the General options help topic.

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