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Language/Locale of UI reflects Windows settings, should be selectable instead
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While I appreciate the effort going into localizing the game, some people like myself much prefer consuming media in their original language.

The reasons for this include:

  • humor, puns, plays on words not being translated properly or untranslatable
  • easier to discuss with/understand other international users
  • sometimes sloppy or unelegant translation (case in point: the german translation swaps a "d" to "t" - "standard" to "Standart" - which is wrong. It's a small mistake but just meant to illustrate here)

Instead of just going with the Windows locale (agreed, it's a sensible default), the locale of the game should be selectable by the user.


Legacy ID
Ingame UI
Steps To Reproduce
  1. start the game on a Windows system set to some language other than English
  2. read the UI

Event Timeline

strangedayz set Category to Ingame UI.
strangedayz set Reproducibility to Always.
strangedayz set Severity to None.
strangedayz set Resolution to Duplicate.
strangedayz set Legacy ID to 203514493.May 8 2016, 2:38 PM
Sheo added a subscriber: Sheo.May 8 2016, 2:38 PM
Sheo added a comment.Dec 19 2013, 2:10 PM

You can change the language by editing Dayz/Dayz.cfg but i agree with you, it would be better to put an option in game.

Rossums added a subscriber: Rossums.May 8 2016, 2:38 PM

This is a duplicate report and/or the developers are already aware of this bug/problem.

Please check the feedback tracker to see if an issue exists before creating a new one and instead vote the original one up so the developers can see it's a common problem. (Most of the most popular will be up top if ordered by Priority).

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I have added the original report above under ‘Relationships’

Developers are also aware of the other issue.