Localization and language#

Just like JupyterLab, JupyterLite provides the ability to set the display language of the user interface.

Language Packs#

To be able to provide a new display language, you will need to install a language pack.

Visit the language packs repository for a list of available packs.

Installing#

JupyterLite follows the same installation procedure as in JupyterLab. Please refer to the JupyterLab documentation to learn more on installing new language packs.

If you already have a JupyterLite deployment, you can add the language packs as dependencies.

For example to add support for French and Simplified Chinese in a requirements.txt:

jupyterlab-language-pack-fr-FR
jupyterlab-language-pack-zh-CN

And then rebuild the website with jupyter lite build.

Changing the display language#

The steps to change the display language from the user interface are the same as for JupyterLab:

https://jupyterlab.readthedocs.io/en/stable/user/language.html#changing-the-display-language

All of the core JupyterLite apps support localization:

a screencast of selecting localization from the help menu

Ignoring language packs from the environment#

It is also possible to ignore the language packs installed in an existing environment to avoid side-effects when deploying the website.

In your jupyter_lite_config.json file, ignore the translation addon as follow:

{
  "LiteBuildConfig": {
    "ignore_sys_prefix": ["translation"]
  }
}