Internationalization


The Files.com web interface supports multiple languages. These can be configured site-wide, and can be set in the settings for an individual user. Currently, Files.com supports 6 languages:

  • English
  • Deutsch (German)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Français (French)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)

Setting the Default Language for Your Site

Site admins can set the language used by default by all users. This can be overridden by individual users' own settings for language. Changing the site language will not impact other interfaces, such as FTP, which are only available in English. The desktop application has its own language setting, which is not affected by the site language setting

Web UI

To update the language for your site, navigate to Settings > Site Identity and look for the Language setting.

API

The Site API contains the methods for viewing or changing the language setting. Supported options are "en", "de", "es", "fr", "ja", or "pt".

CLI

The FIles.com CLI application allows you to view the default language for your site with this command:

files-cli sites get --fields language

Use this command to set the default language using the CLI application (replace <NEW LANGUAGE> with en, de, es, fr, ja, or pt):

files-cli sites update --language="<NEW LANGUAGE>"

Setting A User's Preferred Language

Administrators can update a user's preferred language setting to override the site-wide default language for the web interface. Changing the user's preferred language will not impact other interfaces, such as FTP, which are only available in English. The desktop application has its own language setting, which is not affected by the user's preferred language setting

Web UI

To update a user's language, navigate to Settings > Users then click on the username of the desired user and locate the Language setting. Click the Edit button to select a different language.

API

The Users API contains methods for viewing or updating a user's language setting. Supported options are "en", "de", "es", "fr", "ja", or "pt".

CLI

A site admin can use the Files.com CLI App to view a user's preferred language by using the following command (replace <ID NUMBER> with the internal numeric ID assigned to the user)

files-cli users find --id=<ID NUMBER> --fields language 

Use this command to update a user's preferred language (replace <ID NUMBER> with the internal numeric ID assigned to the user and replace <NEW LANGUAGE> with en, de, es, fr, ja, or pt):

files-cli users update --id=<ID NUMBER> --language="<NEW LANGUAGE>"

Customer Support

At this time, Files.com can only provide customer support in English.

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