Set your language

ALM Octane lets you choose your preferred user interface (UI) language.

Supported languages are English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

Change your own UI language

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

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

  2. In the user details window, in the Language drop-down list, select the language to use.

  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 another ALM Octane user's UI language

Space and site administrators can set UI languages for users.

Shared space admin or workspace admin permissions are required.

  1. Click Settings and select Site (on-premises) or 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 the language for the ALM Octane site or space

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

When this parameter is set:

  • The UI language for new users is the same as the parameter

  • System-wide operations (such as emails sent from ALM Octane) use this language.

For details, see DEFAULT_LANGUAGE.

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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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