Pale Moon language packs
We are currently working as a community to bring you more languages for
Pale Moon 27.
To be informed of progress (or to help out!), please go to the
topic dedicated to localization.
If 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 originally based on the Mozilla Firefox language packs, with
translations and improvements done by our community translators for
Pale Moon. Pale Moon will not be released with
individual languages, but installing these language packs on top
of the US-English browser will pretty much have the same effect.
Please note the installation instructions, just
installing the language pack and letting Pale Moon restart is not
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, about box and default bookmarks
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
- 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 Pale Moon locale switcher from here:
- Click the new globe icon with colored bubbles 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
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
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 Dictionaries...
Download for v27
These language packs are for the latest
version of the browser (v27). 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
of version 27, we've had to re-do the language packs and will be adding
more languages over time as they become available and supported by our
community. We can only offer those languages that currently have active
translators for them.
Important note: These
language packs are provided AS-IS.
We, the authors of the actual Pale Moon browser, are not the authors of
language packs, and cannot provide support for the actual contents of
them. This is a community effort! If you have any feedback on them,
please either get involved on our CrowdIn
project directly or go to the forum.
Can't find your language?
We're sorry but these are the only languages that actually
a complete translation and have support from (near-)native
speakers. We cannot support any other languages without a dedicated
community translator for a language. Other languages are in the works
but not complete yet.