Set UI preferences

ALM Octane lets you choose your preferred user interface (UI) language and display theme. Supported languages are: Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, and Spanish.

Change language and theme

Specify your UI language and theme. Your choice does not impact the UI language other users will see.

  1. In the ALM Octane top banner, click your user avatar.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the Language drop-down list, select the language to use.
    • In the Theme drop-down list, select the Standard or High Contrast theme.
  3. Click Update to change the language.

    The language change takes effect the next time you log into ALM Octane. If you do not want to log out and log in again, click F5 or reload the browser window to change the language immediately.

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Set other user's UI language

Set the language for individual users in ALM Octane.

  1. Click Settings and select Spaces.

  2. Select the Users tab.

  3. In the Users tab, click a user's ID.

  4. In the Language drop-down list, select a UI language for the user.

    The language change takes effect the next time the user logs into ALM Octane.

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Set site or space language

Site admins and space admins can set the DEFAULT_LANGUAGE configuration parameter to specify a default language for ALM Octane.

This parameter sets:

  • The UI language for new users.

  • The language for system-wide operations (such as emails sent from ALM Octane).

For details, see DEFAULT_LANGUAGE.

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Date formats

ALM Octane’s date format depends on the language or locale set in your browser.

If the date format is not what you expect, check your browser's language or locale settings.

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Known issues

  • The following items are not translated: Demo data, Boolean value operators in certain fields, and Response messages when performing an invalid entity operation with the REST API.

  • If you are using an IME (Input Method Editor) keyboard, when you type @ or # in a memo field, the IME assumes this is part of a text string and not an indication of a user or link. To add a user or link, either switch to a non-IME keyboard to type the @ or # symbols, or insert a user or link using the toolbar:

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