This documentation supports the 18.11 version of BMC Digital Workplace Advanced.
To view an earlier version, select the version from the Product Version menu.

Supported languages and locales

English (EN) is the default language of the BMC Digital Workplace application. The following additional languages are supported in BMC Digital Workplace.

Left to right languages:

  • Catalan (CA)
  • Chinese, Simplified (ZH-CN)
  • Chinese, Traditional (TW-CN)
  • Danish (DA)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • Finnish (FI)
  • French (FR)
  • German (DE)
  • Greek (EL)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Japanese (JA)
  • Korean (KO)
  • Norwegian (NO)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese, Brazilian (PT-BR)
  • Romanian (RO)
  • Russian (RU)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Swedish (SW)
  • Thai (TH)
  • Turkish (TR)
  • Welsh (CY)


Greek and Romanian languages are not supported on mobile devices. The default (English) language is displayed instead. The exceptions are the header menu items that are localized in the BMC Digital Workplace Admin console.


The left to right languages are also supported for localizing catalog items in BMC Digital Workplace Catalog. For more information, see Localizing catalog items.

Right to left languages:

  • Arabic (AR)
  • Hebrew (HE)

The following table indicates which clients and consoles are localized:

Client or console Localized? Additional information

BMC Digital Workplace universal client


For desktop users, the locale, date, and current time displayed in BMC Digital Workplace are based on the locale selected in the web browser, and not on the locale selected in the operating system.

BMC Digital Workplace application for Apple iOS and Google Android clients


The mobile clients use the language selected in the system settings (except Greek and Romanian).

BMC Digital Workplace Admin console

No None.

BMC Digital Workplace Catalog


The menu and message text are provided only in English. You can create catalog profiles, questionnaires, dashboard notifications, and service request status messages in any language.


On the Apple iOS devices, the Unicode Bidirectional algorithm is used for presenting the text. While localizing your BMC Digital Workplace application, if you start typing the first character in a string as a left to right text, the algorithm treats the presentation of the rest of the string as the left to right text as well.

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  1. Mostafa Khairy

    Hi, How come Arabic language is not appearing in Advanced Catalog configuration. Is it supported or not supported?

    Jan 07, 2019 03:32
    1. Olga Kutetska


      In 18.11 BMC Digital Workplace supports Arabic localization (application localization), and BMC Digital Workplace Catalog does not support Arabic localization for services. 

      Jan 08, 2019 06:24