Getting started with Localization

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Localization library allows you to localize the text content of the Syncfusion React UI Components. This is useful if you want to display the UI in a language other than English.

Loading translations

To load a translation object in your application, you can use the load function from the @syncfusion/ej2-base module. This function takes an object that contains the translations for various languages, with the keys being the language codes and the values being the translation objects.

import { L10n } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { Grid, Group, Page } from '@syncfusion/ej2-grids';
import { data } from './datasource.ts';

Grid.Inject(Group, Page);

L10n.load({
    'de-DE': {
        'grid': {
            'EmptyRecord': 'Keine Aufzeichnungen angezeigt',
            'GroupDropArea': 'Ziehen Sie einen Spaltenkopf hier, um die Gruppe ihre Spalte',
            'UnGroup': 'Klicken Sie hier, um die Gruppierung aufheben',
            'EmptyDataSourceError': 'DataSource darf bei der Erstauslastung nicht leer sein, da Spalten aus der dataSource im AutoGenerate Spaltenraster',
            'Item': 'Artikel',
            'Items': 'Artikel'
        },
        'pager': {
            'currentPageInfo': '{0} von {1} Seiten',
            'totalItemsInfo': '({0} Beiträge)',
            'firstPageTooltip': 'Zur ersten Seite',
            'lastPageTooltip': 'Zur letzten Seite',
            'nextPageTooltip': 'Zur nächsten Seite',
            'previousPageTooltip': 'Zurück zur letzten Seit',
            'nextPagerTooltip': 'Zum nächsten Pager',
            'previousPagerTooltip': 'Zum vorherigen Pager'
        }
    }
});

let grid: Grid = new Grid({
    dataSource: data,
    locale: 'de-DE',
    allowGrouping: true,
    allowPaging: true,
    pageSettings: { pageSize: 6 },
    columns: [
        { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 120 },
        { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID', width: 150 },
        { field: 'ShipCity', headerText: 'Ship City', width: 150 },
        { field: 'ShipName', headerText: 'Ship Name', width: 150 }
    ],
    height: 210
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" /> 
    
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div id='Grid'></div>        
    </div>
</body>
</html>

Changing current locale

The current locale can be changed for all the Syncfusion React UI Components in your application by invoking setCulture function with your desired culture name.

import {L10n, setCulture} from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
L10n.load({
    'fr-BE': {
       'Button': {
             'id': 'Numéro de commande',
             'date':'Date de commande'
         }
     }
});
setCulture('fr-BE');

Note: Before changing a culture globally, you need to ensure that locale text for the concerned culture is loaded through L10n.load function.