Pale Moon language packsIf you prefer to have the Pale Moon user interface in your native language (not US-English), then
these language packs can help you! They are based on the Mozilla Firefox language packs, with additional
translations done for specific Pale Moon user interface components. Pale Moon will not be
released with installers in individual languages, but installing these language packs on top of the
US-English browser will pretty much have the same effect.
It should be noted that while these language packs convert most of the
english in the user interface, many of them are not a complete
translation as of now. Some Pale Moon specific options and texts are
not localized (yet) in some languages and will show up as English if you use the packs marked as incomplete. If you want to help the Pale Moon project by translating these texts, please
hop over to this forum board and help out!
Please note the installation instructions, just installing the language pack and letting
Pale Moon restart is not enough!
Also keep in mind that these language packs are a convenience and that
the browser is and remains an English language product at its heart, so
something like the Safe Mode dialog and default bookmarks folder names
will be in English.
A few simple steps is all that is needed to install these language packs. You have the choice of 2
different methods, either by installing the Zing extension or by using the instructions to perform a
one-time preference change:
- Download the language pack .xpi from this page (below). Choose to immediately "install" in the Pale
Moon browser (the default when left-clicking), skipping the need to save it first.
- Install the Zing! locale switcher from here:
- Click the Z! flag in your toolbar, and select the language you prefer from the drop-down.
- Let the browser restart when asked.
- Download the language pack .xpi from this page (below). You may also choose to immediately
"install" in the Pale Moon browser (the default when left-clicking), skipping the need to save it first
(go to step 3). You do not have to restart Pale Moon yet.
- If you downloaded the .xpi first, double-click the .xpi in explorer/other file manager. Confirm
that you want to install the .xpi in your browser. This will add the language pack to Pale Moon.
You do not have to restart Pale Moon yet.
- To actually switch to the new language, you also have to make a configuration change. Go to the
advanced configuration editor (type about:config in the address bar and
- Find the setting general.useragent.locale which is set to "en-US" by
default. Double-click it to change.
- Enter the language code for your locale, including region if applicable. E.g.: "fr" if you live in
france, "ja" if you live in Japan, "es-MX" if you want Mexican Spanish. Use the same
code as the file name of the language pack you downloaded.
- Close Pale Moon completely and restart it.
And that's it! You can now use Pale Moon in your native language.
Note that these language packs only change the interface language. They don't change the
language used for the spellchecker.
To download a spellchecker dictionary of your choice, go to: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/language-tools/
Or right-click any normal text input field, and in the pop-up menu select Languages -> Add
Download for v26Download links for the language packs:
■ = needs work (someone has partially
translated it, and it has some English text; may have translation
errors and needs a full review)
incomplete (these are mostly translated, but have some English text)
■ = complete (all strings should be translated with the exception of e.g. special bookmark folder names and the Safe Mode dialog)
These language packs are for the latest version of the browser (v26). They will
not work on older versions. If you are using an older version of the browser, please update to the current version first. If you for whatever reason decide you need to use an older version of the browser, please go to the archived versions page and download the approporiate language pack for your browser
As of version 26, we've had to reduce the number of actively supported
languages due to the big changes with this milestone and the lack of
active translators for less common languages previously supported with
a language pack.
Important note: These language packs are provided AS-IS.
We, the authors of the Pale Moon browser, are not the authors of these
language packs, and cannot provide support for the actual contents of
them. You may want to check out the forum for some of the active
translators for Pale Moon if you need to get in touch with them, but
please understand that most of the existing translations are taken from
past Mozilla localization and that this is a community effort.
Can't find your language?
We're sorry but these are the only languages that actually have
a somewhat complete translation and have some support from native
speakers. We cannot support any other languages without a dedicated
community translator for a language.