Language Values

This page lists the language code you can use in the user interface (UI) of your search engine, such as the search button. The language of you search engine also boosts results in that language; however it does not filter out results in other languages. For example, if you selected Chinese as your search engine language, Chinese webpages will be given higher priority over English webpages in the search results.

You can define the language either in the control panel or the context file. In the the Basics tab of the control panel, you select the language from the Search engine language drop-down list. In the context file, you define the value of language attribute of the CustomSearchEngine element, as in the following example:

<CustomSearchEngine volunteers="false"

The following table enumerates the available values for the language attribute.

Note: If you do not specify a language, Programmable Search Engine will use en (English) as the default value.

Language Language Code Value
locale of your user empty value (that is, language=" ")
Arabic ar
Bulgarian bg
Catalan ca
Croatian hr
Chinese (Simplified) zh-Hans
Chinese (Traditional) zh-Hant
Czech cs
Danish da
Dutch nl
English (default) en
Filipino fil
Finnish fi
French fr
German de
Greek el
Hebrew he
Hindi hi
Hungarian hu
Indonesian id
Italian it
Japanese ja
Korean ko
Latvian lv
Lithuanian lt
Norwegian no
Polish pl
Portuguese pt
Romanian ro
Russian ru
Serbian sr
Slovak sk
Slovenian sl
Spanish es
Swedish sv
Thai th
Turkish tr
Ukrainian uk
Vietnamese vi

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