How to change the Foxit PDF Editor interface language


Foxit has more than 700 million users around the world who live in over 200 different countries and speak many different languages. That’s why Foxit PDF Editor offers you the ability to change the language of its interface, giving you more choices to best meet your language needs.

Change the software interface language used in Foxit

Foxit PDF Editor provides the most commonly used languages in the multi-language version of Foxit PDF Editor. You can download the multi-language version by downloading any language other than English. English is also available in the multi-language version. Foxit PDF Editor multi-language will automatically choose the language applied to your OS as its default during your installation.

If, however, you’d like to change languages of the interface after installation, you’ll find that it’s very easy to do, so enabling the language of your choice is quick and easy. Simply do this:

  • Choose File Preferences Languages.
  • Select Choose custom language.
  • Select the language in either Official Language or Translated by Community.
  • If you selected Translated by Community, click the website in the pop-up window to download the language package and Foxit PDF Editor will automatically install the language.
  • Click OK in the Preferences dialog box, and then choose Restart in the pop-up window to apply the language.

Default Reading Direction: Choose a default reading direction when you’re reading a document in Facing or Continuous Facing mode. Select the Infer direction from document option from the dropdown list to apply the binding direction specified in a document’s property settings when reading the document.

Note that if you set the default reading direction in the application’s preferences and the binding direction in the file’s properties at the same time, the binding direction for the document specified in File Properties Advanced will prevail.

While using the localized version, you can expect the same quality as the English version. In addition to translations, the spacing of messages will be adjusted to account for varying lengths of messages in different languages. It’s all part of making Foxit PDF Editor highly useful to as many users as possible.

6 thoughts on “How to change the Foxit PDF Editor interface language

  1. Tushar karjotkarTushar karjotkar

    Can’t find Hindi language in preferences, also typewriter can’t type 100 % in hindi using Microsoft hindi tool or google hindi input

    1. KarolinKarolin

      Yes, Foxit PDF Editor does support the Hindi language. You can switch the user interface (UI) language to Hindi in Foxit PDF Editor by following these steps:

      1. Open Foxit PDF Editor.
      2. Click on the “File” menu in the top left corner.
      3. Select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
      4. Select “Language” from the left-hand menu in the Preferences window.
      5. Check “Choose languages provided by the community”
      6. Choose “Hindi” from the dropdown menu under “User Interface Language”.
      7. Click “OK” to save the changes.
      8. Restart Foxit PDF Editor for the changes to take effect.

      After switching the UI language to Hindi, you should be able to navigate and use Foxit PDF Editor in Hindi.

    1. KarolinKarolin

      To use Foxit PDF Reader in Tamil, you can change the display language of the application to Tamil. Here are the steps to do so:

      1. Open Foxit PDF Reader.
      2. Go to “File” in the top menu and select “Preferences.”
      3. In the Preferences window, click on the “Language” tab.
      4. From the “Application Language” dropdown menu, select “Tamil” or “தமிழ்” (if available).
      5. Click “OK” to save the changes.

      After selecting Tamil as the application language, the user interface of Foxit PDF Reader will be displayed in Tamil. The menus, buttons, and other interface elements will be translated into Tamil.

      Please note that the availability of the Tamil language option may depend on the version of Foxit PDF Reader you are using. If Tamil is not available in the Language tab, it means that Tamil language support is not included in your version of Foxit PDF Reader.

  2. Rafi KhazaeiRafi Khazaei


    I’m still unable to fix the language issue. Shows up as giberish in every PDF file I try to edit.


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