How to change the language of Tableau Desktop from the registry?

This is a short post about how to change the language of Tableau if the option is not available in the Help Menu.

  1. Close Tableau
  2. On Windows, open Regedit
  3. Search for “Language code” to find the keys containing the languages options of Tableau.
  4. Change the three following keys: “Language code”, “Repository language” and “SamplesLanguage” to your preferred language. For example “en_US” is for English and “zh_CN” is for Chinese.

5. Start Tableau again and the language will have been changed.

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