Eclipse Babel Project Downloads
Babel Language Packs R0.18.1 are now available!
Babel Language Packs R0.18.1 for 2020-09, 2020-06, and 2019-12 release trains are now available! Translations in all languages for all projects in Babel up to 2020/10/14 are included in R0.18.1.
Babel is currently setup to accept translation contributions in 47 languages for about 40+ Eclipse projects and sub-projects. Participation for each language and each project may vary. For some of the most common projects, the completion percentages are very high. See the Babel Translation Statistics for more details.
All downloads are provided under the terms and conditions of the Eclipse Foundation Software User Agreement unless otherwise specified.
The Babel project produces language packs from the translations entered using the Babel Translation Tool. You can download the Babel Language Pack Zips from the following links, or use the Babel Language Pack Update Sites to download the languages packs.
Installing the language packs
- Open the install wizard with 'Help' > 'Install new software...'
- Add the Babel p2 repository: https://download.eclipse.org/technology/babel/update-site/R0.18.1/2020-09/
- Select/install your language pack of choice
- Restart Eclipse and you should get a translated Eclipse
Using the language packs
If the system locale for your operating system is already in the language you want to launch Eclipse in, all you have to do is to launch Eclipse normally and the language packs will be loaded.
If the system locale is in English, and you want to launch Eclipse in another language, you have to launch Eclipse with the -nl command line argument:
eclipse.exe -nl fr
Replace fr with the locale you wish to use. See "Running Eclipse" for more details. Also see the "Teach Your Eclipse to Speak the Local Lingo" Eclipse Corner Article for more examples on how to launch Eclipse in different languages (including bi-directional language like Arabic) and different operating systems (like Linux and Mac OS X).
Babel Language Pack Zips and Update Sites - R0.18.1 (2020/10/14)
|Babel Language Pack Zips|
|2020-09 | 2020-06 | 2019-12|
Babel Language Pack Update Site for 2020-09
Zipped p2 repository for 2020-09 (149 MB)
Babel Language Pack Update Site for 2020-06
Zipped p2 repository for 2020-06 (145 MB)
Babel Language Pack Update Site for 2019-12
Zipped p2 repository for 2019-12 (138 MB)
Important notes for Babel Language Packs R0.18.1
- Babel Language Packs for older release trains can be found at Eclipse Babel Project Archived Downloads.
- Not all of the existing Eclipse Foundation Projects are included in Babel yet. If you encounter a project that you would like to help translate, tell that project's leaders.
- Not all languages are included in Babel yet. Request an additional language through Bugzilla.
Babel Pseudo Translations
Babel Pseudo Translations are a very useful tool for globalization testing of Eclipse projects.
See the "Babel Pseudo Translations" Eclipse Corner Article for step-by-step instructions and examples describing what are the Babel Pseudo Translations, where to download them, how to install them, and how to launch Eclipse in Babel Pseudo Translations.
Eclipse developers can use the Babel Pseudo Translations to verify the translatability of their projects and make sure Eclipse excels in national language support.