How to add Chinese plug-ins?

According to https://github.com/arduino/arduino-ide/pull/545, IDE is translated into localization

I have put the Chinese plug-ins in the folder

But why without the “configure display language” command?

I don't know the answer to that, but there is a more convenient way to select the language:

  1. Select File > Preferences from the Arduino IDE menus.
  2. Select your preferred language from the "Language" menu.
  3. Click the OK button.

Take note of this comment from the developer:

https://github.com/arduino/arduino-ide/pull/625#issue-1058601822

At the moment only the active window is reloaded.

So if you have multiple IDE windows open at the time of the language change, you will need to manually reload those other windows by closing and reopening them. You only need to do that once after changing the language, so it isn't a significant inconvenience.


We welcome any feedback about the exciting new i18n capabilities of the Arduino IDE 2.x. The language pack will not provide very good localization coverage since it only contains translations of the IDE text that is not specific to the Arduino IDE project, but work is in progress now to set up the infrastructure for translation of that text, and the community is already offering assistance with that initiative:

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@Ptillisch thanks for your reply and help!

The new I18N features of Arduino ide 2.0.0-rc1 are really exciting!
Editor Language selector by fstasi · Pull Request #625 · arduino/arduino-ide · GitHub -1058601822

  1. Download extended language pack (*. Vsix): Open VSX Registry Or: *All categories Extensions - Visual Studio Marketplace

  2. Put the language pack into the plugins folder: c:\ Arduino IDE_ nightly-20211205_ Windows_ 64bit\resources\app\plugins

  3. Restart the IDE

  4. The added language will be available for selection in the selection field of the preferences panel

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