Rainmeter localization

Rainmeter supports displaying many items of its user interface in the local language selected by the user. These items include: the Rainmeter installer, the Manage interface, the About interface, the New Skin interface, various skin and application context menus, and various message boxes produced by the application. In order for these translations to be complete and correct, we need some help from you, the Rainmeter community.

How do you help?

This will require that you have or create an account on The Rainmeter Forums.

  1. Check the status of the language you want to translate
    • Languages that are up to date, will be marked Complete and have a green background.
    • Languages that are outdated, will be marked Incomplete and have a red background.
    • Discontinued languages are severly out of date and will have a grey background. These languages will not be included with Rainmeter until they are 100% complete.

  2. Click on the row of language to go to the forum thread for that specific language

  3. Download and edit the language .h and .nsh files1
    • In the first post of the language thread, right-click and "Save as" to download both the .h and .nsh files for the language. Save them to some local folder on your PC.
    • Open the files in any text editor, and add missing string translations or make any corrections. Save the files.

  4. Post your updated .h and .nsh files on the forums
    Click the "Reply" button to create a new post in that language thread. Use the [code][/code] tags to paste the entire contents of both the .h and .nsh files you corrected2.

1 If you are a Github user, you can also create a Pull Request as an alternative.
2 If you are only translating a few items, just post the newly translated items instead of the entire contents of the .h and .nsh files.

That's all there is to it. The development team will incorporate your changes, and they will be available for use in the next beta or release version of Rainmeter. This is a great help for the Rainmeter project and your fellow users in the Rainmeter community, and your effort is greatly appreciated!


Language Lang ID Status
Arabic 1025 Complete
Bulgarian 1026 Incomplete
Chinese (Simplified) 2052 Complete
Chinese (Traditional) 1028 Complete
Croatian 1050 Discontinued
Czech 1029 Incomplete
Danish 1030 Complete
Dutch 1043 Incomplete
English 1033 Complete
Estonian 1061 Complete
Finnish 1035 Complete
French 1036 Complete
German 1031 Complete
Greek 1032 Complete
Hebrew 1037 Incomplete
Hungarian 1038 Complete
Indonesian 1057 Complete
Italian 1040 Complete
Japanese 1041 Complete
Korean 1042 Complete
Latvian 1062 Discontinued
Lithuanian 1063 Discontinued
Malay 1086 Incomplete
Norwegian (Bokmal) 1044 Incomplete
Polish 1045 Complete
Portuguese (Brazil) 1046 Complete
Portuguese (Portugal) 2070 Complete
Romanian 1048 Complete
Russian 1049 Complete
Serbian (Cyrillic) 3098 Incomplete
Serbian (Latin) 2074 Incomplete
Slovak 1051 Complete
Slovenian 1060 Incomplete
Spanish (Modern) 3082 Complete
Swedish 1053 Complete
Thai 1054 Complete
Turkish 1055 Complete
Ukrainian 1058 Complete
Vietnamese 1066 Complete

An alternative for GitHub users

If you have an account on GitHub.com, and are reasonably familiar with the concepts of git repositories and the GitHub web interface, you can save some time and trouble for both yourself and the development team.

  1. Create a fork of the Rainmeter Repository on GitHub.
  2. Make any changes to the .h and .nsh files for the language you are interested in.
  3. Commit these changes to your fork.
  4. Create a pull request in the Rainmeter repository.