Match the UI to the language of your content

Helping your GitBook documentation to reach people in multiple languages.

GitBook supports the internationalization of a space or a collection, enabling public documentation user interface elements to be translated.


Administrators and creators can change the language of the user interface for public documentation.

Choosing a language for your content

Currently, the supported languages are English, French, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), and Japanese.

By default, your content will have the English language selected. To change this, click customize in the space sub-navigation, go to the configure tab, and use the dropdown menu in the localize user interface setting.

Inheriting language settings

If a space is inside a collection, you can set the localization language for that space to inherit. This will keep the space’s localization language in sync with the setting at the collection level. Choosing a different language for one space inside a collection would override the collection-level setting.

Publishing your content in different languages

If you would like to share a different language (or product) version, you will have to publish a collection as a variant. This enables you to create a space per language and publish the collection as a unified UI, allowing readers to switch seamlessly between different language spaces.

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