Adding or Modifying Language Translations

The "Prefs | Language" option lets you select a language for the user interface of VueScan. Each language is desribed by a file named lan_xx.txt, where xx is one of the two-letter codes below. Each line in the lan_xx.txt file is the translation of the corresponding line in the lan_en.txt file.

To modify an existing languge translation, edit the lan_xx.txt file with a text editor that can modify Unicode (UTF8) strings. Don't use Microsoft Word to edit these files - it won't work. On Windows, use notepad.exe to edit and on Mac OS X, use TextEdit (in the Applications folder). Put lan_en.txt in a window on the left side of your screen and lan_xx.txt on the right side of your screen. Set the editor so the text doesn't wrap and each line on the left will match the line on the right.

The lan_xx.txt files in VueScan 8.6.66 and earlier are at:

For later versions of VueScan, send e-mail to request a copy of these files.

To add a new laguage translation, copy lan_en.txt to lan_xx.txt and edit lan_xx.txt for the new language.

Before you start work on a translation, check the translation status below to see if someone else is already working on it.

Native Translations

Two-letter codeEnglish nameNative nameTranslation status
bgBulgarianбългарскиNative translation
caCatalanCatalàNative translation
zhChinese (Simplified)中文 (简体)Native translation
twChinese (Traditional)中文 (繁體)Native translation
hrCroatianHrvatskiNative translation
csCzechčeskyNative translation
daDanishdanskNative translation
nlDutchNederlandsNative translation
enEnglishEnglishNative
fiFinnishsuomen kieliNative translation
frFrenchfrançaisNative translation
deGermanDeutschNative translation
elGreekΕλληνικάNative translation
huHungarianMagyarNative translation
itItalianItalianoNative translation
jaJapanese日本語Native translation
koKorean한국어Native translation
noNorwegianNorskNative translation
ptPortuguesePortuguêsNative translation
plPolishpolskiNative translation
roRomanianromânăNative translation
ruRussianрусскийNative translation
srSerbianсрпски језикNative translation
skSlovakslovenčinaNative translation
esSpanishespañolNative translation
svSwedishSvenskaNative translation
trTurkishTürkçeNative translation
ukUkrainianУкраїнськаNative translation

Current Translation Status

Two-letter codeEnglish nameNative nameTranslation status
abAbkhazianАҧсуа
aaAfarAfaraf
afAfrikaansAfrikaans
akAkanAkan
sqAlbanianShqip
amAmharicአማርኛ
arArabic‫العربية
anAragoneseAragonés
hyArmenianՀայերեն
asAssameseঅসমীয়া
avAvaricавар мацӀ
aeAvestanavesta
ayAymaraaymar aru
azAzerbaijaniazərbaycan dili
bmBambarabamanankan
baBashkirбашҡорт теле
euBasqueeuskara
beBelarusianБеларуская
bnBengaliবাংলা
bhBihariभोजपुरी
biBislamaBislama
bsBosnianbosanski jezik
brBretonbrezhoneg
bgBulgarianбългарскиNative translation
myBurmeseဗမာစာ
caCatalanCatalàNative translation
chChamorroChamoru
ceChechenнохчийн мотт
nyChichewachiCheŵa
zhChinese (Simplified)中文 (简体)Native translation
twChinese (Traditional)中文 (繁體)Native translation
cuChurch Slavicѩзыкъ словѣньскъ
cvChuvashчӑваш чӗлхи
kwCornishKernewek
coCorsicancorsu
crCreeᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ
hrCroatianHrvatskiNative translation
csCzechčeskyNative translation
daDanishdanskNative translation
dvDivehi‫ދިވެހި
nlDutchNederlandsNative translation
dzDzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ
enEnglishEnglishNative
eoEsperantoEsperanto
etEstonianEesti keel
eeEweƐʋɛgbɛ
foFaroeseFøroyskt
fjFijianvosa Vakaviti
fiFinnishsuomen kieliNative translation
frFrenchfrançaisNative translation
ffFulahFulfulde
glGalicianGalego
lgGandaLuganda
kaGeorgianქართული
deGermanDeutschNative translation
elGreekΕλληνικάNative translation
gnGuaraniAvañe'ẽ
guGujaratiગુજરાતી
htHaitianKreyòl ayisyen
haHausa‫هَوُسَ
heHebrew‫עברית
hzHereroOtjiherero
hiHindiहिन्दी
hoHiri MotuHiri Motu
huHungarianMagyarNative translation
isIcelandicÍslenska
ioIdoIdo
igIgboIgbo
idIndonesianBahasa Indonesia
iaInterlinguaInterlingua
ieInterlingueInterlingue
iuInuktitutᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
ikInupiaqIñupiaq
gaIrishGaeilge
itItalianItalianoNative translation
jaJapanese日本語Native translation
jvJavanesebasa Jawa
klKalaallisutkalaallisut
knKannadaಕನ್ನಡ
krKanurianuri
ksKashmiriकश्मीरी
kkKazakhҚазақ тілі
kmKhmerភាសាខ្មែរ
kiKikuyuGĩkũyũ
rwKinyarwandaIkinyarwanda
kyKirghizкыргыз тили
rnKirundikiRundi
kvKomiкоми кыв
kgKongoKiKongo
koKorean한국어Native translation
kuKurdishKurdî
kjKwanyamaKuanyama
loLaoພາສາລາວ
laLatinlatine
lvLatvianlatviešu valoda
liLimburgishLimburgs
lnLingalaLingála
ltLithuanianlietuvių kalba
luLuba-KatangaLuba-Katanga
lbLuxembourgishLëtzebuergesch
mkMacedonianмакедонски јазик
mgMalagasyMalagasy fiteny
msMalaybahasa Melayu
mlMalayalamമലയാളം
mtMalteseMalti
gvManxGhaelg
miMaorite reo Māori
mrMarathiमराठी
mhMarshalleseKajin M̧ajeļ
moMoldavianLimba moldovenească
mnMongolianМонгол
naNauruEkakairũ Naoero
nvNavajoDiné bizaad
ngNdongaOwambo
neNepaliनेपाली
ndNorth NdebeleisiNdebele
seNorthern SamiDavvisámegiella
nbNorwegian BokmalNorsk bokmål
nnNorwegian NynorskNorsk nynorsk
noNorwegianNorskNative translation
ocOccitanOccitan
ojOjibwaᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒧᐎᓐ
orOriyaଓଡ଼ିଆ
omOromoAfaan Oromoo
osOssetianИрон æвзаг
piPaliपाऴि
paPanjabiਪੰਜਾਬੀ
psPashto‫پښتو
faPersian‫فارسی
plPolishpolskiNative translation
ptPortuguesePortuguêsNative translation
quQuechuaRuna Simi
rmRaeto-Romancerumantsch grischun
roRomanianromânăNative translation
ruRussianрусскийNative translation
smSamoangagana fa'a Samoa
sgSangoyângâ tî sängö
saSanskritसंस्कृतम्
scSardiniansardu
gdScottish GaelicGàidhlig
srSerbianсрпски језикNative translation
shSerbo-CroatianSrpskohrvatski
snShonachiShona
iiSichuan Yiꆇꉙ
sdSindhiसिन्धी
siSinhalaසිංහල
skSlovakslovenčinaNative translation
slSlovenianslovenščina
soSomaliSoomaaliga
stSothoseSotho
nrSouth NdebeleNdébélé
esSpanishespañolNative translation
suSundaneseBasa Sunda
swSwahiliKiswahili
ssSwatiSiSwati
svSwedishSvenskaNative translation
tlTagalogTagalog
tyTahitianReo Mā`ohi
tgTajikтоҷикӣ
taTamilதமிழ்
ttTatarтатарча
teTeluguతెలుగు
thThaiไทย
boTibetanབོད་ཡིག
tiTigrinyaትግርኛ
toTongafaka Tonga
tsTsongaxiTsonga
tnTswanaseTswana
trTurkishTürkçeNative translation
tkTurkmenTürkmen
ugUighurUyƣurqə
ukUkrainianУкраїнськаNative translation
urUrdu‫اردو
uzUzbekO'zbek
veVendatshiVenḓa
viVietnameseTiếng Việt
voVolapukVolapük
waWalloonWalon
cyWelshCymraeg
fyWestern FrisianFrysk
woWolofWollof
xhXhosaisiXhosa
yiYiddish‫ייִדיש
yoYorubaYorùbá
zaZhuangSaɯ cueŋƅ
zuZuluisiZulu