Changing Language and Region

Business Central is available in a number of markets and languages around the World. In the markets where Business Central is available, a set of regulatory features are available to assist companies with regulatory burdens. Business Central can present itself in different languages and you can change the language that is used to display texts, and the change is immediate, once you have been automatically signed out and in again. The setting applies to you and not to everyone else in your company.

For example, if you are using the Canadian version of Business Central, you can see the user interface in English, German, French, or another language, but it is still the Canadian version of Business Central in all other aspects. It is not the same as, say, Business Central in the United Kingdom where functionality has been adapted towards that market's requirements.

To change the language of the user interface, go to the My Settings page. For more information, see Change Basic Settings.

Note

The choice of languages will be reset to your setting on your Office 365 profile if your administrator synchronizes users from Office 365 to Business Central.

Changing the texts that are stored as application data is not part of the multilanguage capability. This is an application design issue. Examples of such texts are the names of items in the inventory or the comments for a customer. In other words, these types of text are not translated.

Note

Business Central only supports a single character set for data. Therefore some characters may not be supported in your environment, and you may experience problems when retrieving data that was entered using a different character set. For instance, your environment may support only English and Russian characters and if you enter data in a different language, it may not be stored correctly. You should contact your system administrator to make sure you understand which languages are supported for your Business Central.

Changing the region

Region is different from both language and legal requirements in local markets. Region determines how your data presents itself in terms of comma separator, aligned to the left or to the right, and certain other settings. The region also determines some of the system elements in the browser, such as the action to create a new item in a list, for example.

You can change the region in the browser tab that you are using to work in Business Central. the change applies only to you and not to the other users in your company. Note, that the choice of region will be reset to your setting on your Office profile if your administrator synchronizes users from Office 365 into Business Central.

Important

When you change the region, you will see a long list of languages and regions. However, the langauge is not influenced by the choice of region.

To change the region, go to the My Settings page. For more information, see Change Basic Settings.

Application Version

In the Help and Support page, you can see the version of Business Central that your company is based on. If you want to base a company on a different version, your administrator can create a new production environment. For more information, see Create a new production environment in the developer- and IT Pro content.

Languages of the Business Central Help

The Help content for the core functionality in Business Central publishes to the Microsoft Docs site and available in a number of different languages. If you access the docs from inside Business Central, the content will display in your language. If a particular page is not available in your language yet, it will be shown in English.

How Do I Change the Language?

It's simple - scroll to the bottom of the browser page and choose the globe symbol in the bottom left corner.

Note

The list shows all languages that are supported by the Microsoft Docs site. Business Central is available in a limited number of countries/regions, but the Help content is made available in more languages. However, the Help content is not available in all languages that the Microsoft Docs site supports.

See Also

Resources for Help and Support
Change Basic Settings
Getting Started