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Localization options

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

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directionality

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'

Example: Using directionality

tinymce.init({
  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  directionality : 'ltr'
});

language

This option specifies the language used for the TinyMCE user interface, such as menu items, dialogs, and tooltips. By default, TinyMCE user interface is set to US English.

Before changing the language option, ensure that the language pack is available to the TinyMCE instance. Tiny provides two collections of language packs:

  • Premium language packs - Professionally localized language packs provided on Tiny Cloud and bundled with premium self-hosted bundles.
  • Community language packs - Localizations provided by TinyMCE users through Transifex, which need to be downloaded prior to use, from the Tiny Downloads Page - Language Packages.

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Option: language

Type: String

Default Value: en_US

Example: Using language

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

tinymce.init({
  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  language: 'sv_SE'
});

Using the community language packs

To use change the user interface language using a community language pack:

  1. Download the language pack from the Tiny Community Language Packages download page.

  2. Unpack the language file into the tinymce/langs folder.

  3. Set the language option in your TinyMCE configuration to the language code, matching the filename on the language pack. For example: If the language pack has the filename sv_SE.js, then set language: 'sv_SE',
  4. Confirm that the language has been set successfully by loading TinyMCE.

Note: The language code set in the TinyMCE configuration must match the filename of the language file. If the language file is not found, TinyMCE will not load.

If a language you need is not available, you may wish to translate it yourself. To contribute to translating TinyMCE, go to our Transifex translation page and sign up, then request to join a team or create a new team if your language are not listed.

Using the premium language packs

The following professionally localized language packs are provided to paid Tiny Cloud and premium self-hosted deployments. To use these language packs, set the language option to the corresponding language code. No additional configuration is required.

Supported Languages

Language Code
Arabic ar
Basque eu
Bulgarian (Bulgaria) bg_BG
Catalan ca
Chinese (China) zh_CN
Chinese (Taiwan) zh_TW
Croatian hr
Czech cs
Danish da
Dutch nl
Finnish fi
French (France) fr_FR
German de
Greek
(Support added in TinyMCE 5.3)
el
Hebrew (Israel) he_IL
Hungarian (Hungary) hu_HU
Indonesian id
Italian it
Japanese ja
Kazakh kk
Korean (Korea) ko_KR
Norwegian Bokmål (Norway) nb_NO
Persian fa
Polish pl
Portuguese (Brazil) pt_BR
Portuguese (Portugal) pt_PT
Romanian ro
Russian ru
Slovak sk
Slovenian (Slovenia) sl_SI
Spanish es
Spanish (Mexico)
(Deprecated in TinyMCE 5.5 and newer)
es_MX
Swedish (Sweden) sv_SE
Thai (Thailand) th_TH
Turkish tr
Ukrainian uk

language_url

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

Example: Using language_url

tinymce.init({
  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  language_url : '/languages/fi.js'  // site absolute URL
});

You can find and download languages here.

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