8.1. UI Localization / Customization

You can change the language displayed in MetaDefender Kiosk from the ‘Choose Language’ drop-down menu.
The default languages included in the installation are English, Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, Vietnamese, German, Japanese, Spanish and French.
If you wish to add a language to the MetaDefender Kiosk UI or edit the translations of any of the existing languages, you can do so by clicking on ‘View and edit languages’.

After clicking 'View and edit languages' you can edit the translations for any of the strings which appear in MetaDefender Kiosk.
You can choose which language to edit from the drop-down menu next to ‘Choose language to update’.
Once finished, click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the page.


If you wish to add a new language, click ‘Add Language’ and type in the desired language.
On the following page you can create translations for each of the strings to be displayed in MetaDefender Kiosk.
Each string has a max limit of characters to avoid any display issues on the UI.
It is recommended to keep messages as concise as possible.


  • If the language you are adding reads right to left, make sure to check that box when editing your added language.

  • Languages can be either disabled or enabled through the Management Console. Disabled languages will not be available to Kiosk users as options.

  • The Language Order value will determine the order in which languages are displayed to Kiosk users when they are selecting a language in the Kiosk user interface. Lower numbers will be displayed first.

Once finished, click ‘Save’ at the bottom of the page and your language will now appear in the Advanced Configuration section where it can be selected.

In the Advanced Configuration section, "Allow user to select languages" controls whether users can select which language to use from the UI.
If the option is deselected, the current active language will be locked in and users will not be able to modify which language to display.