Translating the Backend

In order to use translations in the TYPO3 Backend, you first need to download the translations and then select them for the Backend users.

Download Translations for the Backend

Log in to the Backend and go to the Backend module "Language".

In the section "Languages" select the language(s), which you want to have available for use in the Backend.

After that click "Update from repository" to update the translations. This may take some time. Some extensions do not have translatable texts and so also do not have translations available. If for an extension you get an error message, wait until the update has finished and then press "Update from repository" again.

When later you install new extensions you might see that those are displaying in English only. In that case you can click on "Not checked" next to the according extension to only download the translation for this one extension. Alternatively you can repeat the steps above to get the newest translations for all extensions.

Change the Language for a Backend User

The Backend can be displayed in different languages for different users. Go to the module "User settings". On the tab "Personal data" you can choose between the languages, which you downloaded in the last step. Select the language, which you want to use. Then click "Save Configuration" and after that reload the Backend.

When you are logged in as an administrator, you can also modify user settings of other users: In the module "User settings" go to the tab "Admin functions" and select the Backend user, which you want to edit from the list. After that you can set user settings for this user and adjust his language as well.