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Datatype group labels language doesn't change when changing GUI language #533

zl-kolev opened this Issue Feb 9, 2019 · 0 comments


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zl-kolev commented Feb 9, 2019

Steps to reproduce this issue

  1. Step 1; Install HeidiSQL on a Windows 10 x64 machine with a Bulgarian region selected from the Windows Time & Language Section in the Control Panel.
  2. Step 2; Change HeidiSQL GUI language to English.
  3. When I create a table and go set the datatype for each field I get the labels of the datatype groups in Bulgarian.

Current behavior

I create a database, create a table and when I click on the datatype of a field I get a dropdown menu. So far, so good! But the labels of the datatype groups (indented to the left compared to the datatypes themselves) are still in Bulgarian, even though I switched to English.

Expected behavior

I expect the entire GUI to use the selected language which is English.

Possible solution

IMHO those datatype group labels are not referenced in the language file being used and therefore they keep the language of the initial installation (in my case this is Bulgarian). I have also tried the same scenario using German and I get the same result, so probably this behavior is shared among all languages. It looks like you're pretty much stuck with the language chosen in your system's regional settings for those datatype labels.

Of course, you can use a workaround - just remove the software, set your system region settings to whatever language you want those labels to be and reinstall, then change the region settings back to their previous state. Hope this works for you too!

I switched back to my Bulgarian region settings and noticed that the labels switch to Bulgarian again which suggests that they're dynamically linked. A part of the solution might be to break this link too.


The only relevant information that may relate to this issue is that my Windows 10 64x system's regional setting are set to Bulgaria/Bulgarian.

  • HeidiSQL version:

Version (64 Bit)

  • Operating system:

Windows 10 x64

@ansgarbecker ansgarbecker added this to the v10.2 milestone Feb 10, 2019

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