What languages does Canvas support?

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Language preferences can be set by the user, by the instructor in a specific course, or by the admin for the entire account. However, depending on the Canvas area, some language preferences can be overridden.

If no language is set, Canvas defaults to English (United States).

Canvas supports the following languages:

  • Arabic *
  • Armenian
  • Cantonese (traditional Chinese)
  • Danish
  • Dutch—Nederlands
  • English—Australia
  • English—United Kingdom
  • English—United States
  • French
  • French—Canadian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew *
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean 
  • Mandarin (simplified Chinese)
  • Maori
  • Norwegian—Bokmål
  • Norwegian—Nynorsk
  • Persian *
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese—Brazil
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Welsh (Cymraeg)

* These languages are supported by the Canvas right-to-left interface feature.

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