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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

The POEditor language list follows the ISO 639-1:2002 list, and includes other official country languages as well.

In case you need to localize your app or website strings into a language which is not in our language list, you can add a custom language.

How to add a custom language

Search for your desired language in the language menu and if you can't find it, click on the Add custom language link at the bottom of the language list

Add custom language (Language page) - POEditor localization platform

Give the custom language a unique name and code and choose from what existing language your custom language should inherit the plural rules. If you don't work with plural strings, choose any language for plurals (this field is mandatory).

Add custom language name and code (Language page) - POEditor l10n tool

How to edit a custom language

You can edit a custom language only if your role in the project is owner.

If you have the custom language in more than one of your projects, the changes will be applied accross all these projects.

To edit a custom language, click on the Change language button.

Change language (Project Page) - POEditor translation management system

Then click on Edit Custom Language. You'll be able to change the name and the code of the custom language.

Edit custom language (Project page) - POEditor translation management system

How to delete a custom language

You can delete a custom language from your account if you have this language in a single project.

To do this, go to that project and click on Remove language next to the custom language.

Delete language (Project page) - POEditor translation management system

Then check the box also delete the language from my account and click Delete it.

Delete custom language from account - POEditor translation platform

Note that you need to have the owner role in the project to be able to do this.

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