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For Customizing language files, see Resource Pack § Language.

The language settings in Java Edition.

The language settings in Bedrock Edition.

Languages is a feature that allows changing languages for people who prefer to play in a language other than their default setting. The language menu is accessible via a button in the options/settings menu below general.

Languages[]

Available Languages
Number Name (transliteration) Language Locale Code Official language Added in
JE BE JE BE
1 Afrikaans Afrikaans (Suid-Afrika) af_za Namibia, South Africa 12w01a (1.1)
2 اللغة العربية (alLoğeẗ al'Arabiyeẗ) Arabic ar_sa North Africa + Middle East 12w01a (1.1)
3 Asturianu Asturian ast_es Asturias (Spanish Autonomous Community) 1.7.4
4 Azərbaycanca (Azərbaycan) Azerbaijani az_az Azerbaijan, Dagestan 1.7.10
5 Башҡортса Bashkir ba_ru Bashkortostan (Russia) 1.14.3-pre3 (1.14.3)
6 Boarisch Bavarian bar Bavaria 18w48a (1.14)
7 Беларуская (Беларусь) Belarusian be_by Belarus 1.9
8 23 Български (България) Bulgarian bg_bg Bulgaria 11w49a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
9 Brezhoneg (Breizh) Breton br_fr France (region) 1.9
10 Brabants Brabantian brb Netherlands 1.13.1-pre1 (1.13.1)
11 Bosanski (Bosna i Hercegovina) Bosnian bs_ba Bosnia and Herzegovina 18w16a (1.13)
12 Català (Catalunya) Catalan ca_es Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra 12w01a (1.1)
13 21 Čeština (Česká Republika) Czech cs_cz Czech Republic 11w49a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
14 Cymraeg (Cymru) Welsh cy_gb Wales 11w49a (1.1)
15 2 Dansk (Danmark) Danish da_dk Denmark, Faroe Islands 11w49a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
16 Österreichisches Deitsch Austrian German de_at Austria 1.10
17 Schwiizerdutsch Swiss German de_ch Switzerland 18w15a (1.13)
18 3 Deutsch German de_de Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Belgium 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
19 22 Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα) Greek el_gr Greece, Cyprus. 12w01a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
20 English (Australia) Australian English en_au Australia 12w21b (1.3.1)
21 English (Canada) Canadian English en_ca Canada 11w49a (1.1)
22 4 English (United Kingdom) British English en_gb Great Britain, India, Singapore, Ireland... 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.15.0
23 English (New Zealand) New Zealand English en_nz New Zealand 1.9
24 Pirate Speak Pirate English en_pt The Seven Seas 12w01a (1.1)
25 ɥsᴉꞁᵷuƎ (uʍoᗡ ǝpᴉsd∩) Upside down English en_ud None 1.9.2
26 5 English (US) American English en_us USA Java Edition Classic 0.0.9a or earlier Pre-release
27 Anglish Modern English minus borrowed words[1] enp None 1.13-pre5 (1.13)
28 Shakespearean English Early Modern English enws None ? (1.13)
29 Esperanto Esperanto eo_uy Constructed language (International) 12w05a (1.2)
30 Español (Argentina) Argentinian Spanish es_ar Argentina 11w49a (1.1)
31 Español (Chile) Chilean Spanish es_cl Chile 18w16a (1.13)
32 Español (Ecuador) Ecuadorian Spanish es_ec Ecuador 20w22a (1.16)
33 6 Español (España) Spanish es_es Spain, Equatorial Guinea 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
34 7 Español (México) Mexican Spanish es_mx Mexico 1.1 Alpha v0.12.1
35 Español (Uruguay) Uruguayan Spanish es_uy Uruguay 1.1
36 Español (Venezuela) Venezuelan Spanish es_ve Venezuela 12w01a (1.1)
37 Andalûh Andalusian esan Andalusia, Ceuta, Melilla, Gibraltar 20w07a (1.16)
38 Eesti (Eesti) Estonian et_ee Estonia 11w49a (1.1)
39 Euskara (Euskal Herria) Basque eu_es Basque Country 12w01a (1.1)
40 فارسی (Fārsiy) Persian fa_ir Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan 1.7.2
41 18 Suomi (Suomi) Finnish fi_fi Finland 11w49a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
42 Filipino (Filipinas) Filipino fil_ph Philippines 1.7.2
43 Føroyskt (Føroyar) Faroese fo_fo Faroe Islands 1.9
44 8 Français (Québec) Canadian French fr_ca Canada 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
45 9 Français (France) French fr_fr France, Belgium, Monaco, Switzerland, .... 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
46 Frängisch East Franconian fra_de Germany (Franconia) 1.13.1
47 Frysk (Fryslân) Frisian fy_nl Netherlands 1.9
48 Gaeilge (Éire) Irish ga_ie Ireland 12w21b (1.3.1)
49 Gàidhlig (Alba) Scottish Gaelic gd_gb Scotland, Canada (Nova Scotia) 1.9.2
50 Galego (Galicia) Galician gl_es Galicia (Spain) 1.1
51 ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawai‘i) Hawaiian haw_us Hawaii 1.10
52 עברית ('Ivriyþ) Hebrew he_il Israel 11w49a (1.1)
53 हिन्दी (Hindī) Hindi hi_in India, Fiji 1.1
54 Hrvatski (Hrvatska) Croatian hr_hr Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina 11w49a (1.1)
55 11 Magyar (Magyarország) Hungarian hu_hu Hungary 11w49a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
56 Հայերեն (Hayeren) Armenian hy_am Armenia 13w38c (1.7)
57 1 Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia) Indonesian id_id Indonesia 12w21b (1.3.1) 1.1 (build 1)
58 Igbo (Naijiria) Igbo ig_ng Nigeria 18w15a (1.13)
59 Ido Ido io_en Constructed language ? (1.11)
60 Íslenska (Ísland) Icelandic is_is Iceland 11w49a (1.1)
61 Medžuslovjansky Interslavic isv Constructed language (Slavic countries) 20w07a (1.16)
62 10 Italiano (Italia) Italian it_it Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City State. 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
63 26 日本語 (Nihongo) Japanese ja_jp Japan 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
64 la .lojban. Lojban jbo_en Constructed language 1.9
65 ქართული (Kharthuli) Georgian ka_ge Georgia 12w01a (1.1)
66 Қазақша (Qazaqşa) Kazakh kk_kz Kazakhstan, northern Xinjiang(China), Mongolia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan 18w48a (1.14)
67 ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannađa) Kannada kn_in India 18w16a (1.13)
68 29 한국어 (Hangugeo) Korean ko_kr South Korea, North Korea, Yanbian(China) 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
69 Kölsch/Ripoarisch Kölsch/Ripuarian ksh Germany (Rhineland), Belgium, Netherlands 1.9
70 Kernewek (Kernow) Cornish kw_gb Cornwall 13w02a (1.5)
71 Latina (Latium) Latin la_la Vatican (no native speakers, was the language of Roman Empire during Antiquity) 13w38c (1.7)
72 Lëtzebuergesch (Lëtzebuerg) Luxembourgish lb_lu Luxembourg, Germany, France (region), Belgium 13w38c (1.7)
73 Limburgs Limburgish li_li Netherlands, Belgium, Germany 1.9
74 LOLCAT (Kingdum ov Katz) LOLCAT lol_us The Kingdom of Cats (Web language) 1.9
75 Lietuvių Lithuanian lt_lt Lithuania (Lietuva) 11w49a (1.1)
76 Latviešu (Latvija) Latvian lv_lv Latvia 12w01a (1.1)
77 文言(華夏)(wén yán (huá xià)) Classical Chinese lzh Sinosphere (was used as the official formal written language) 1.17.1-pre2 (1.17.1)
78 Македонски (Makedonski) Macedonian mk_mk North Macedonia 1.9
79 Монгол (Mongol) Mongolian mn_mn Mongolia, Inner Mongolia (China) 1.10
80 Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia) Malay ms_my Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Cocos (Keeling) Islands 12w01a (1.1)
81 Malti (Malta) Maltese mt_mt Malta 12w07a (1.2)[2]
82 Platdüütsk Low German nds_de Germany, Netherlands 1.7.4
83 Vlaams (Vlaanderen) Dutch, Flemish nl_be Belgium, Netherlands 18w16a (1.13)
84 12 Nederlands (Nederland) Dutch nl_nl Netherlands, Belgium, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Suriname. 11w49a (1.1) 1.0.3 (build 1)
85 Norsk nynorsk (Norge) Norwegian Nynorsk nn_no Norway 11w49a (1.1)
86 13 Norsk Bokmål (Norge) Norwegian Bokmål no_no‌[JE only] nb_no‌[BE only] Norway 13w02a (1.5) 1.1 (build 1)
87 Occitan Occitan oc_fr Occitania (Val d'Aran in Spain, southern tier of France, several alpine valleys of Piedmont) 13w38c (1.7)
88 Övdalsk Elfdalian ovd Älvdalen (Sweden) 1.13-pre3 (1.13)
89 14 Polski (Polska) Polish pl_pl Poland 11w49a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
90 15 Português (Brasil) Brazilian Portuguese pt_br Brazil 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
91 16 Português (Portugal) Portuguese pt_pt Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, ... 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
92 Quenya Quenya (Form of Elvish from LOTR) qya_aa Constructed language (Lord of the Rings: Aman) 1.1
93 Română (România) Romanian ro_ro Romania, Moldova, Transnistria 12w01a (1.1)
94 Дореформенный русскiй (Doreformennɨĭ russkiĭ) Russian (Pre-revolutionary) rpr Russian Empire 21w16a (1.17)
95 24 Русский (Russkiy) Russian ru_ru Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, .... 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
96 Davvisámegiella Northern Sami se_no Norway, Sweden, Finland 1.8
97 17 Slovenčina (Slovensko) Slovak sk_sk Slovakia 12w01a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
98 Slovenščina (Slovenija) Slovenian sl_si Slovenia 11w49a (1.1)
99 Af-Soomaali (Soomaaliya) Somali so_so Somalia 1.9
100 Shqip (Shqiperia) Albanian sq_al Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo 1.9
101 Српски/Srpski Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin) sr_sp Serbia (Kosovo), Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina 12w01a (1.1)
102 19 Svenska (Sverige) Swedish sv_se Sweden, Finland 11w49a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
103 Säggs'sch Upper Saxon German sxu Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia 1.13-pre3 (1.13)
104 Ślōnskŏ Silesian szl Upper Silesia (Poland) 1.13-pre3 (1.13)
105 தமிழ் (Tamił) Tamil ta_in Sri Lanka, India (Tamil Nadu), Singapore 18w16a (1.13)
106 ไทย (thay) Thai th_th Thailand 12w01a (1.1)
107 Tagalog (Pilipinas) Tagalog tl_ph Philippines 1.15.1-pre1 (1.15.1)
108 tlhIngan Hol (tlhIngan wo') Klingon tlh_aa Constructed language (Star Trek: the Klingon Empire) 12w01a (1.1)
109 20 Türkçe (Türkiye) Turkish tr_tr Turkey 11w49a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
110 Татарча Tatar tt_ru Tatarstan (Russia) 1.13.1
111 25 Українська (Ukrayins'ka) Ukrainian uk_ua Ukraine, Transnistria. 12w01a (1.1) 1.1 (build 1)
112 Català (Valencià) Valencian val_es Spain 1.7.4
113 Vèneto Venetian vec_it Italy, Slovenia, Croatia 1.13-pre1 (1.13)
114 Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam) Vietnamese vi_vn Vietnam 1.1
115 ייִדיש (Yidiš) Yiddish yi_de United States, Germany, Israel, various European nations. 19w34a (1.15)
116 Yorùbá Yoruba yo_ng Nigeria 18w15a (1.13)
117 27 简体中文 (中国) (Jiǎntǐ Zhōngwén (Zhōngguó)) Chinese Simplified (China; Mandarin) zh_cn Chinese mainland, Singapore, Malaysia 11w49a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
118 繁體中文 (香港) (Fàahntái Jūngmàhn (Hēunggóng))[3] Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong; Mix) zh_hk Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR 21w16a (1.17)
119 28 繁體中文 (台灣) (Fántǐ Zhōngwén (Táiwān)) Chinese Traditional (Taiwan; Mandarin) zh_tw Taiwan (Republic of China) 12w01a (1.1) Alpha v0.11.0 (build 1)
  1. In other words, only Old English etymology. See Wikipedia:Linguistic purism in English.
  2. Maltese added in 11w49a but removed in 12w01a. It was then re-added in 12w07a.
  3. Note the transcription is different from Taiwan's Trad. Chinese. Hong Kong speaks Cantonese, but the written language is quite close to Mandarin (but read out in Cantonese).

Font[]

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Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm
Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
! @ # $ £ % ^ & * ( ) _ - + = ~ [ ] { } | \ : ; " ' , < > . ? . /

Minecraft's default font is made up of a grid of dots. Each character supported by the font is between 1 and 6 dots wide. All ASCII characters between 32 (space) and 126 (~) are five dots wide, with the following exceptions:

ASCII codepoint Character Width (dots)
32 space 3
33 ! 1
34 " 3
39 ' 1
40 ( 3
41 ) 3
42 * 3
44 , 1
46 . 1
58 : 1
59 ; 1
60 < 4
62 > 4
64 @ 6
73 I 3
91 [ 3
93 ] 3
96 ` 2
102 f 4
105 i 1
107 k 4
108 l 2
116 t 3
123 { 3
124 | 1
125 } 3
126 ~ 6

The space between characters is one dot wide.

Unicode[]

It has some of the Unicode characters. These characters are stored in ascii.png, accented.png and nonlatin_european.png file. If a character is typed (e.g. in chat, on a sign, in a book, etc.) that isn't either in these files, the font changes to Minecraft's "Unicode font" (stored in unicode_page_nn.png) that has thinner lines. The "Unicode font" supports the "BMP" (Basic Multilingual Plane) section of Unicode characters, from 0000 to FFFF (decimal 65535), which is also limited, because it's only a part of Unicode characters, not all of them.‌[Java Edition only]

Emoji added in version 1.16.2 Pre-release 1 and relative items.

The list of currently supported characters can be seen below in order of appearance in the sheets:

ascii.png
! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . /
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ?
@ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O
P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _
` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o
p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~
£ ƒ
ª º ¬ « »
░ ▒ ▓ │ ┤ ╡ ╢ ╖ ╕ ╣ ║ ╗ ╝ ╜ ╛ ┐
└ ┴ ┬ ├ ─ ┼ ╞ ╟ ╚ ╔ ╩ ╦ ╠ ═ ╬ ╧
╨ ╤ ╥ ╙ ╘ ╒ ╓ ╫ ╪ ┘ ┌ █ ▄ ▌ ▐ ▀
∅ ∈
≡ ± ≥ ≤ ⌠ ⌡ ÷ ≈ ° ∙ · √ ⁿ ² ■
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À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï
Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ù Ú Û Ü Ý à á â ã
ä å æ ç ì í î ï ñ ò ó ô õ ö ù ú
û ü ý ÿ Ā ā Ă ă Ą ą Ć ć Ĉ ĉ Ċ ċ
Č č Ď ď Đ đ Ē ē Ĕ ĕ Ė ė Ę ę Ě ě
Ĝ ĝ Ḡ ḡ Ğ ğ Ġ ġ Ģ ģ Ĥ ĥ Ħ ħ Ĩ ĩ
Ī ī Ĭ ĭ Į į İ ı Ĵ ĵ Ķ ķ Ĺ ĺ Ļ ļ
Ľ ľ Ŀ ŀ Ł ł Ń ń Ņ ņ Ň ň Ŋ ŋ Ō ō
Ŏ ŏ Ő ő Œ œ Ŕ ŕ Ŗ ŗ Ř ř Ś ś Ŝ ŝ
Ş ş Š š Ţ ţ Ť ť Ŧ ŧ Ũ ũ Ū ū Ŭ ŭ
Ů ů Ű ű Ų ų Ŵ ŵ Ŷ ŷ Ÿ Ź ź Ż ż Ž
ž Ǽ ǽ Ǿ ǿ Ș ș Ț ț Ά Έ Ή Ί Ό Ύ Ώ
ΐ Ϊ Ϋ ά έ ή ί ΰ ϊ ϋ ό ύ ώ Ѐ Ё Ѓ
Ї Ќ Ѝ Ў Й й ѐ ё ђ ѓ ї ћ ќ ѝ ў џ
Ґ ґ Ḃ ḃ Ḋ ḋ Ḟ ḟ Ḣ ḣ Ḱ ḱ Ṁ ṁ Ṗ ṗ
Ṡ ṡ Ṫ ṫ Ẁ ẁ Ẃ ẃ Ẅ ẅ Ỳ ỳ è é ê ë
ʼn ǧ ǫ Џ ḍ ḥ ṛ ṭ Ẓ Ị ị Ọ ọ Ụ ụ №
ȇ Ɣ ɣ ʃ ⁇ DZ Dz dz DŽ Dž dž LJ Lj NJ Nj nj
ℹ ᵫ Ꜳ ꜳ Ꜵ ꜵ Ꜷ ꜷ Ꜹ Ꜻ Ꜽ ꜽ Ꝏ ꝏ Ꝡ ꝡ
ffl st ᚡ ᚵ Ơ ơ Ư ư Ắ ắ Ấ ấ Ế ế ố Ớ
ớ Ứ ứ Ằ ằ Ầ ầ Ề ề ồ Ờ ờ Ừ ừ Ả ả
Ẳ ẳ Ẩ ẩ Ẻ ẻ ổ Ở Ể ể Ỉ ỉ Ỏ ỏ Ổ ở
Ủ ủ Ử ử Ỷ ỷ Ạ ạ Ặ ặ Ậ ậ Ẹ ẹ Ệ ệ
Ộ ộ Ợ ợ Ự ự Ỵ ỵ Ố ƕ Ẫ ẫ Ỗ ỗ ữ ☞
☜ ☮ Ẵ ẵ Ẽ ẽ Ễ ễ Ồ Ỡ ỡ Ữ Ỹ ỹ Ҙ ҙ
Ҡ ҡ Ҫ ҫ Ƕ ⚠ ⓪ ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ ⑧ ⑨
⑩ ⑪ ⑫ ⑬ ⑭ ⑮ ⑯ ⑰ ⑱ ⑲ ⑳ Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ Ⓔ
Ⓕ Ⓖ Ⓗ Ⓘ Ⓙ Ⓚ Ⓛ Ⓜ Ⓝ Ⓞ Ⓟ Ⓠ Ⓡ Ⓢ Ⓣ Ⓤ
Ⓥ Ⓦ Ⓧ Ⓨ Ⓩ ⓐ ⓑ ⓒ ⓓ ⓔ ⓕ ⓖ ⓗ ⓘ ⓙ ⓚ
ⓛ ⓜ ⓝ ⓞ ⓟ ⓠ ⓡ ⓢ ⓣ ⓤ ⓥ ⓦ ⓧ ⓨ ⓩ ̧
ʂ ʐ ɶ Ǎ ǎ Ǟ ǟ Ǻ ǻ Ȃ ȃ Ȧ ȧ Ǡ ǡ Ḁ
ḁ Ȁ ȁ Ḇ ḇ Ḅ ḅ ᵬ Ḉ ḉ Ḑ ḑ Ḓ ḓ Ḏ ḏ
Ḍ ᵭ Ḕ ḕ Ḗ ḗ Ḙ ḙ Ḝ ḝ Ȩ ȩ Ḛ ḛ Ȅ ȅ
Ȇ ᵮ Ǵ ǵ Ǧ Ḧ ḧ Ḩ ḩ Ḫ ḫ Ȟ ȟ Ḥ ẖ Ḯ
ḯ Ȋ ȋ Ǐ ǐ Ȉ ȉ Ḭ ḭ ǰ ȷ Ǩ ǩ Ḳ ḳ Ḵ
ḵ Ḻ ḻ Ḽ ḽ Ḷ ḷ Ḹ ḹ Ɫ Ḿ ḿ Ṃ ṃ ᵯ Ṅ
ṅ Ṇ ṇ Ṋ ṋ Ǹ ǹ Ṉ ṉ ᵰ Ǭ ǭ Ȭ ȭ Ṍ ṍ
Ṏ ṏ Ṑ ṑ Ṓ ṓ Ȏ ȏ Ȫ ȫ Ǒ ǒ Ȯ ȯ Ȱ ȱ
Ȍ ȍ Ǫ Ṕ ṕ ᵱ Ȓ ȓ Ṙ ṙ Ṝ ṝ Ṟ ṟ Ȑ ȑ
Ṛ ᵳ ᵲ Ṥ ṥ Ṧ ṧ Ṣ ṣ Ṩ ṩ ᵴ Ṱ ṱ Ṯ ṯ
Ṭ ẗ ᵵ Ṳ ṳ Ṷ ṷ Ṹ ṹ Ṻ ṻ Ǔ ǔ Ǖ ǖ Ǘ
ǘ Ǚ ǚ Ǜ ǜ Ṵ ṵ Ȕ ȕ Ȗ Ṿ ṿ Ṽ ṽ Ẇ ẇ
Ẉ ẉ ẘ Ẍ ẍ Ẋ ẋ Ȳ ȳ Ẏ ẏ ẙ Ẕ ẕ Ẑ ẑ
ẓ ᵶ Ǯ ǯ ẛ Ꜿ ꜿ Ǣ ǣ ᵺ ỻ ᴂ ᴔ ꭣ ȸ ʣ
ʥ ʤ ʩ ʪ ʫ ȹ ʨ ʦ ʧ ꭐ ꭑ ₧ Ỻ אַ אָ ƀ
Ƃ ƃ Ƈ ƈ Ɗ Ƌ ƌ Ɠ Ǥ ǥ Ɨ Ɩ ɩ Ƙ ƙ Ɲ
Ƥ ƥ ɽ Ʀ Ƭ ƭ ƫ Ʈ ȗ Ʊ Ɯ Ƴ ƴ Ƶ ƶ Ƣ
ƣ Ȣ ȣ ʭ ʮ ʯ ﬔ ﬕ ﬗ ﬖ ﬓ Ӑ ӑ Ӓ ӓ Ӷ
ӷ Ҕ ҕ Ӗ ӗ Ҽ ҽ Ҿ ҿ Ӛ ӛ Ӝ ӝ Ӂ ӂ Ӟ
ӟ Ӣ ӣ Ӥ ӥ Ӧ ӧ Ӫ ӫ Ӱ ӱ Ӯ ӯ Ӳ ӳ Ӵ
ӵ Ӹ ӹ Ӭ ӭ Ѷ ѷ Ӕ Ӻ Ԃ Ꚃ Ꚁ Ꚉ Ԫ Ԭ Ꚅ
Ԅ Ԑ Ӡ Ԇ Ҋ Ӄ Ҟ Ҝ Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԯ Ԓ Ԡ Ԉ Ԕ
Ӎ Ӊ Ԩ Ӈ Ҥ Ԣ Ԋ Ҩ Ԥ Ҧ Ҏ Ԗ Ԍ Ꚑ Ҭ Ꚋ
Ꚍ Ԏ Ҳ Ӽ Ӿ Ԧ Ꚕ Ҵ Ꚏ Ҷ Ӌ Ҹ Ꚓ Ꚗ Ꚇ Ҍ
Ԙ Ԝ ӕ ӻ ԃ ꚃ ꚁ ꚉ ԫ ԭ ꚅ ԅ ԑ ӡ ԇ ҋ
ӄ ҟ ҝ ԟ ԛ ӆ ԯ ԓ ԡ ԉ ԕ ӎ ӊ ԩ ӈ ҥ
ԣ ԋ ҩ ԥ ҧ ҏ ԗ ԍ ꚑ ҭ ꚋ ꚍ ԏ ҳ ӽ ӿ
ԧ ꚕ ҵ ꚏ ҷ ӌ ҹ ꚓ ꚗ ꚇ ҍ ԙ ԝ Ἀ ἀ Ἁ
ἁ Ἂ ἂ Ἃ ἃ Ἄ ἄ Ἅ ἅ Ἆ ἆ Ἇ ἇ Ὰ ὰ Ᾰ
ᾰ Ᾱ ᾱ Ά ά ᾈ ᾀ ᾉ ᾁ ᾊ ᾂ ᾋ ᾃ ᾌ ᾄ ᾍ
ᾅ ᾎ ᾆ ᾏ ᾇ ᾼ ᾴ ᾶ ᾷ ᾲ ᾳ Ἐ ἐ Ἑ ἑ Ἒ
ἒ Ἓ ἓ Ἔ ἔ Ἕ ἕ Ὲ Έ ὲ έ Ἠ ἠ Ὴ ὴ Ἡ
ἡ Ἢ ἢ Ἣ ἣ Ἤ ἤ Ἥ ἥ Ἦ ἦ Ἧ ἧ ᾘ ᾐ ᾙ
ᾑ ᾚ ᾒ ᾛ ᾓ ᾜ ᾔ ᾝ ᾕ ᾞ ᾖ ᾟ ᾗ Ή ή ῌ
ῃ ῂ ῄ ῆ ῇ Ὶ ὶ Ί ί Ἰ ἰ Ἱ ἱ Ἲ ἲ Ἳ
ἳ Ἴ ἴ Ἵ ἵ Ἶ ἶ Ἷ ἷ Ῐ ῐ Ῑ ῑ ῒ ΐ ῖ
ῗ Ὸ ὸ Ό ό Ὀ ὀ Ὁ ὁ Ὂ ὂ Ὃ ὃ Ὄ ὄ Ὅ
ὅ Ῥ ῤ ῥ Ὺ ὺ Ύ ύ Ὑ ὑ Ὓ ὓ Ὕ ὕ Ὗ ὗ
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History[]

Here is a table that summarizes the modifications of languages through the updates:

Java Edition
Version Added Removed Total
Release Snapshot
1.1 11w49a 35 36
12w01a 17 3 50
(1.1 release) 6 56
1.2.1 12w05a 1 57
12w07a 1 58
1.3.1 12w21b 3 61
1.5 13w02a 2 1 62
1.7.2 13w38c 4 ? 66
1.7.4 3 ? 69
1.7.10 1 ? 70
1.8 1 71
1.9 13 84
1.9.2 25 April 2016 2 86
1.10 4 90
1.11 1 91
1.12 2 1 92
1.13 19 111
1.13.1 4 115
1.14.3 1.14.3-pre3 2 117
1.15 19w34a 1 118
1.17 21w03a 7 111
21w16a 2 113
1.17.1 1.17.1-pre2 1 3 111
Pocket Edition
Version Added Removed Total
Release Build
v0.11.0 build 1 13 13
v0.12.1 1 14
v0.15.0 1 15
1.0.3 alpha 1.0.3.0 1 16
1.1.0 alpha 1.1.0.0 13 29

Upcoming languages[]

Upcoming and still-in-progress translations are listed on the official Minecraft translation project page.

Removed languages[]

Austrian German was removed from Minecraft temporarily in version 12w01a because it was too similar to German. However, it has been re-included to the game again in version 1.10.

Java Edition
Name Language Locale Code Official language in Added in Removed in Reason
Español (La) Latino-American Spanish es_LA South America 11w49a (1.1) 12w01a (1.1) Replaced by Argentinian, Mexican, Venezuelan, Uruguayan Spanish translations.
Norsk Bokmål Norwegian nb_NO Norway 11w49a (1.1) 13w02a (1.5) Added 'Norsk' (no_NO) instead.
English (South Africa) South African English en_za South Africa 1.10 [more information needed] [more information needed]
Gutrazda Gothic got Dead language; has a revival moment. 1.14.3-pre3 (1.14.3) 21w03a (1.17) Highly significant amount of untranslated strings.
Taqbaylit Kabyle kab_dz Algeria 18w15a (1.13)
Te Reo Māori Māori mi_nz New Zealand 1.7.10
Kanien’kéha Mohawk moh_ca Canada, United States 1.13.1
Nuučaan̓uł Nuu-chah-nulth nuk Pacific Northwest Coast (Canada) 1.13.1-pre2 (1.13.1)
Ojibwemowin Ojibwe oji Canada: Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia

United States: Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana

1.13-pre5 (1.13)
Talossan Talossan tzl_tzl Constructed language 1.9
Gaelg (Mannin) Manx gv_im Isle of Man 1.7.4 1.17.1-pre2 (1.17.1) Potential amount of untranslated strings.
Sicilianu Sicilian scn Sicily, Calabria 1.15.1-pre1 (1.15.1)
Oschdallgaierisch Allgovian German swg Germany 1.10

Translating[]

Main article: Crowdin

Issues[]

  • In some languages, the text is too long and overflows the button it is written on.
  • Minecraft doesn't support combining characters, leading to some characters displaying improperly, e.g. diacritics appear as a separate character in some languages like Hindi, Tamil, Yiddish, or Thai.
  • Splash texts are not translated and therefore always show up in English regardless of language setting.
    • As of 1.6.1, a custom (not just translated) splash text can be used by using a resource pack.
  • Minecraft's language option is only for text display. In some languages (such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and so on) players cannot input text in their languages. This is because Minecraft doesn't support the input method of the language. Some users can still use mods that support it.
    • Alternative language input was partially resolved in 14w34c and 15w43a when MC-2781 was fixed, but still is not functional for all systems.
    • Because 17w43a upgrades LWJGL, the issue is basically resolved.[1]

Trivia[]

  • Minecraft is available in eight constructed languages:
    • Anglish; a language based on modern English but with all non-Germanic loan words removed,
    • Esperanto; devised as an international language now estimated to be spoken by about 2,000,000 people worldwide,
    • Ido; a language derived from Esperanto,
    • Interslavic; a language based on Slavic languages created to facilitate communication between Slavs,
    • Klingon; an alien language from Star Trek devised by linguist Marc Okrand,
    • Lojban; a language created by the Logical Language Group,
    • Quenya; one of the Elvish languages devised by J.R.R. Tolkien,
    • Talossan; a language created for the Talossa micronation. It has been removed in Java Edition 1.17 snapshot 21w03a as its translations were incomplete.
  • It is also available in the joke "languages" of
    • LOLCAT; English written in the way a stereotypical Lolcat talks,
    • Pirate Speak; English written in the way a stereotypical pirate talks,
    • Shakespearean English; English based on the literary style of William Shakespeare.
    • Upside down English.
  • According to the Bedrock Edition Chat Settings and the Bedrock Edition game files, the name of the font used by the game is called "Mojangles".
  • It is possible to add a custom language pack by modifying the minecraft.jar file, or, as of 13w16a, copying it to the assets/lang folder. In 1.6.1 (Java Edition 13w24a), this functionality was added to resource packs.
  • Before, obfuscated text would choose random characters of only the same width. Now, it's no longer the case, as all supported characters are taken into account.
  • Many glyphs are supported by the Minecraft font, but not all of them. GNU Unifont is used for several languages that use detailed characters, like Chinese or Tamil. See Resource Pack#Legacy Unicode.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. A comment in MC-2781.