How to Setup the language in Salesforce

Language settings and its importance in Salesforce

We are all know , Salesforce is being used across the globe and we are all using different language to communicate, Salesforce supports multiple languages. So we can easily configure our local languages with salesforce. please follow the steps to set it up with our org.

The Salesforce’s web user interface supports two languages settings.

Personal settings

Users of the salesforce can change the default language to their local languages to display the Salesforce text, images, buttons, and online help.

To change our personal languages from the default one, follow these steps:

1. Navigate to Name My Setting Personal Languages & Time zone.

2. Then, select the language from the Language drop-down list:

Language drop-down list

We can find more information about the language Salesforce supports as the standard language in the information box.

Organization’s default languages settings

A system administrator can enable multiple languages for our Salesforce organization. This means users have the option to select their preferred language from the available list.

Salesforce offers three levels of languages support, as follows:

  1. Fully supported languages
  2. End user languages
  3. Platform-only languages
  1. Fully supported languages

Fully supported languages, such as Thai, Russian, English, or Danish, these are the ones where the user functionality and help pages in the application are completely translated into these languages.

2. End user languages

End use languages are the most useful one, when our working place and headquarters are different.

Enabling an end user languages

To enable this languages type for our organization, please follow these steps:

Step-1: Navigate to Setup Administer Company Profile Languages Settings.

Step-2: From the Languages Preferences section, select the Enable End User Languages checkbox to enable it:

Enable End User Languages

Step-3: Then, it will add all the end user languages to the available languages multi-select picklist. 

Step-4: Click on Save.

3. Platform-only languages

Platform-only languages are used to localize the custom functionality (apps) built on the Salesforce Platform. The platform-only languages allow organizations to provide their own translations via the translation workbench for languages that Salesforce doesn’t provide any translations for.

Enabling the platform-only languages

To enable the platform-only languages for our organization, follow these steps:

 1. Navigate to Setup and search for the Language Settings on the quick find box. select the Language Settings under the Company Profile.

2. From Languages Preferences, then select Enable Platform Only Languages:

  Enable Platform Only Languages

3. This will add all the end user languages to the available languages multi-select picklist.

4. Then click on Save

Once we have enable the platform-only languages, Salesforce will enable the end user language automatically.

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