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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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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

  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 language pack you wish to use from here.
  2. Unpack the language file into your tinymce/langs folder.
  3. Set the language option in your TinyMCE configuration to the language code in the list below (which you’ll also find on the language pack download page.
  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

Example: Using language

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

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

Supported Languages

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

Language Code Tiny Cloud /
TinyMCE Enterprise
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 ✔ (Support added in TinyMCE 5.3)
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 ✔ (Premium language pack deprecated in
TinyMCE 5.5 and newer)
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  

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.


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

  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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