By default, JasperReports Server is presented in the English language (US version), but it supports other languages with translations that include data formats and resource bundles. Supported languages are Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. The translations are included in your JasperReports Server instance by default; to view the application in a specific locale, select it on the login page.

If you need to support a language other than the supported ones, you can localize JasperReports Server, including translating it into a different language by providing labels and messages in the preferred language. For other locales, you may also need to change the default locale and time zone. This chapter describes the procedures and gives a few examples.

For information about localizing Topics, Domains, and reports, refer to the JasperReports Server User Guide.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Configuring JasperReports Server for Multibyte Fonts
UTF-8 Configuration
Changing Character Encoding
Creating a Locale
Configuring JasperReports Server to Offer a Locale