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.
Choose your preferred language for the user interface elements of your published documentation

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 need to publish your documentation in multiple languages, you can use variants. Publishing a collection as a variant enables you create a space per-language and publish the collection as unified UI, allowing readers to switch seamlessly between different language spaces.
An example of a translated documentation in Japanese