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These settings configure TinyMCE's language capabilities, including right-to-left support and language Localization.

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This option allows you to set the base direction of directionally neutral text (i.e., text that doesn't have inherent directionality as defined in Unicode) within the editor. This is similar to the use of the 'dir' attribute when using content editable elements by themselves.

Type: String

Default Value: 'ltr'

Possible Values: 'ltr', 'rtl'

  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  directionality : 'ltr'


This option allows you to specify the language that TinyMCE's user interface will appear in. That is, the toolbar buttons and menu items. By default, TinyMCE will use US English as the language of the interface.

If you wish to use a language other than English, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the TinyMCE 4 language pack from here.
  2. Unpack the language .js file into your tinymce/langs folder.
  3. Set the language option in your TinyMCE configuration to the language code in the list below the example.
  4. Confirm that the language has been set successfully by loading TinyMCE.

Please note, the language code you set in your TinyMCE configuration must match the filename of the language file. If the language file is not found, TinyMCE will not load.

Type: String

Default Value: en_US


In this example we will set the editor language to Swedish.

  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  language: 'sv_SE'

The available language codes for use with this option are as follows:

Language Code
Arabic ar
Arabic (Saudi Arabia) ar_SA
Armenian hy
Azerbaijani az
Basque eu
Belarusian be
Bengali (Bangladesh) bn_BD
Bosnian bs
Bulgarian (Bulgaria) bg_BG
Catalan ca
Chinese (China) zh_CN
Chinese (Taiwan) zh_TW
Croatian hr
Czech cs
Danish da
Divehi dv
Dutch nl
English (Canada) en_CA
English (United Kingdom) en_GB
Estonian et
Faroese fo
Finnish fi
French (France) fr_FR
Gaelic, Scottish gd
Galician gl
Georgian (Georgia) ka_GE
German de
German (Austria) de_AT
Greek el
Hebrew (Israel) he_IL
Hindi (India) hi_IN
Hungarian (Hungary) hu_HU
Icelandic (Iceland) is_IS
Indonesian id
Italian it
Japanese ja
Kabyle kab
Kazakh kk
Khmer (Cambodia) km_KH
Korean (Korea) ko_KR
Kurdish ku
Kurdish (Iraq) ku_IQ
Latvian lv
Lithuanian lt
Luxembourgish lb
Malayalam ml
Malayalam (India) ml_IN
Mongolian (Mongolia) mn_MN
Norwegian Bokmål (Norway) nb_NO
Persian fa
Persian (Iran) fa_IR
Polish pl
Portuguese (Brazil) pt_BR
Portuguese (Portugal) pt_PT
Romanian ro
Russian ru
Serbian sr
Sinhala (Sri Lanka) si_LK
Slovak sk
Slovenian (Slovenia) sl_SI
Spanish es
Spanish (Mexico) es_MX
Swedish (Sweden) sv_SE
Tajik tg
Tamil ta
Tamil (India) ta_IN
Tatar tt
Thai (Thailand) th_TH
Turkish tr
Turkish (Turkey) tr_TR
Uighur ug
Ukrainian uk
Ukrainian (Ukraine) uk_UA
Vietnamese vi
Vietnamese (Viet Nam) vi_VN
Welsh cy


When using the language option to set the user interface language you may choose to place any language pack(s) in a directory other than the default. If you do this you need to provide a simple URL to where the language file is located. We recommend using a site absolute URL.

Type: String

  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  language_url : '/languages/fi.js'  // site absolute URL

You can download the TinyMCE 4 language pack here.

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