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Set language

Discover how to change the language of the OCLC Meridian user interface.


The OCLC Meridian user interface can be viewed in multiple languages. This page is about the language of the interface only. For more information about the language selection when creating or editing an entity, see Language of entity.

Changing the language affects several aspects of how the user interface displays. These are:

  • Static text such as buttons, facets, and titles of sections within the entity viewer will be translated into the chosen language.
  • When a search is executed, search results in the chosen language will be returned first.
  • Entity data will display in the chosen language if it exists.

     Note: Entity data is not actively translated.

  • If the label for a linked entity does not exist in the chosen language, the label will display in English, if available.
  • If the label for an entity does not exist in the chosen language or English, the entity ID will display instead of the label.

Set the UI language

  1. On any screen in the user interface, scroll down to find the Language drop-down list in the left navigation in the footer.
  2. Use the drop-down list to select a language.
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • German
    • Dutch
    • Italian
  3. The page will automatically refresh and display text in your chosen language, where available. 

 Note: This list of languages applies to the OCLC Meridian and WorldCat Entities user interfaces only. WorldCat Entity Data can exist in any cataloged language