Language and Locale
Tableau Desktop is localized into several languages.
When you first run Tableau, it recognizes your computer locale and uses the appropriate language if it's supported. If you're using an unsupported language, the application defaults to English.
Set a language
You can configure Tableau to display the user interface (menus, messages, etc.) by choosing. After you change this setting, you must restart the application for the changes to take effect. You don't need to change this setting for every workbook.
Set a locale
To configure date and number formatting, choose Automatic, which means the locale matches the locale when the workbook is opened. This can be useful if you're authoring a workbook that will be viewed in many different languages and you want the dates and numbers to update accordingly. When you select a specific locale, the workbook doesn't change regardless of who opens it.. By default, the locale is set to
Tableau checks the following, in order, to determine the workbook locale:
- Workbook Locale (explicit setting)
- Windows Locale or Mac language
- Tableau Language
If none of the above are set, then the workbook locale defaults to English.
Day of the Week Sorting
You should set your workbook locale so Tableau can sort the days of the week in the correct chronological order. Otherwise, Tableau sorts the names of the days alphabetically. If locales are appropriate, you can sort the days of the week manually. See Sort Data in a Visualization(Link opens in a new window).