6.8 About Running Oracle APEX in Other Languages

You can install a single instance of Oracle APEX with one or more of translated versions.

The Oracle APEX developer and admin interface is translated into the 9 standard languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. Developers can choose to run the Oracle APEX development environment in any of the installed languages by simply selecting the language from theApp Builder log in screen or home page.

The Oracle APEX runtime engine which is used by developers to create applications is available in the following additional languages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, French - Canada, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal) (pt), Romanian, Russian, Serbian - Cyrillic, Serbian - Latin, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish.

A single instance of Oracle APEX can be installed with one or more of these translated versions.

In order to install other languages you must use the apex_21.2.zip file which contains the extra files as described in Installing Translated Versions of Oracle APEX. If you previously downloaded apex_21.2_en.zip, then you do not need to re-install Oracle APEX. Simply download apex_21.2.zip and unzip the file into the same directory where you unzipped apex_21.2_en.zip.

The translated version of Oracle APEX should be loaded into a database that has a character set that supports the specific language. If you attempt to install a translated version of Oracle APEX into a database that does not support the character encoding of the language, the installation may fail or the translated Oracle APEX instance may appear corrupt when run. The database character set AL32UTF8 supports all the translated versions of Oracle APEX.

You can manually install translated versions of Oracle APEX using SQL*Plus. The installation files are encoded in AL32UTF8.


Regardless of the target database character set, to install a translated version of Oracle APEX, you must set the character set value of the NLS_LANG environment variable to AL32UTF8 before starting SQL*Plus.

The following examples illustrate valid NLS_LANG settings for loading Oracle APEX translations: