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Setting the language of Parallels Desktop for Mac

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition

Parallels Desktop for Mac interface localization

You can choose which interface language Parallels Desktop for Mac will use.

The Parallels Desktop for Mac installation image is multilingual and installs the product in all its supported languages.

The language of the Parallels Desktop for Mac interface can be changed by simply changing the language of the Mac OS X.

To set which language the Parallels Desktop interface uses, please:

  1. Quit Parallels Desktop.

  2. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Language & Text, and then click Language.

  3. Choose your primary language:

    In OS X 10.8 and earlier:

    • Drag the language you want to the top of the list. If you don't see the language you want to use in the list, click Edit List.


    In OS X 10.9

    • Click on button, then choose your preferred language from the list.

    • Choose which language is going to be the primary

    • Rearrange languages if necessary by dragging the preferred one to the top of the list.


    NOTE: If the primary language you selected isn't supported by Parallels Desktop, Parallels Desktop interface will appear in the first language in the list that Parallels Desktop supports.

    Here is the list of available Parallels Desktop localizations:

    • English
    • German (Deutsch)
    • French (Français)
    • Spanish (Español)
    • Italian (Italiano)
    • Portuguese (Português)
    • Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil)
    • Russian (Русский)
    • Polish (Polski)
    • Czech (Čeština)
    • Korean (한국어/조선말)
    • Japanese (日本語)
    • Standard Chinese (Cantonese, 廣州話)
    • Taiwanese Hokkien (臺灣閩南語)
  4. Open Parallels Desktop.



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