Changing languages

You can change the language displayed in Google Earth. To do this on a Windows:

  1. Click Tools > Options. Click the 'General' tab.
  2. Under Language settings, choose the appropriate language of your choice. 'System Default' corresponds to the language used by the operating system of your computer.

To change your language on a Mac:

  1. Exit Google Earth.
  2. click the Apple symbol in the upper left-hand side of your screen.
  3. Select System Preferences.
  4. Click on International.
  5. Drag the supported language (see below) of your choice to the top of the list.
  6. Re-launch Google Earth.
To change your language on Linux:
  1. Exit Google Earth
  2. Change the system language system-wide as described by your OS vendor or change it for only this session by:
    • Locate the Terminal. In Ubuntu or Fedora it is in Applications > Accessories > Terminal. In RedHat it is in Hat > System Tools > Terminal.
    • Type LANG = "language name" space "application name." For example, to change Google Earth to Brazilian Portuguese type "LANG=pt_BR googleearth."
  3. Re-launch Google Earth

Google Earth Version 6.0 supports the following languages:

 
  • Arabic
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese-simplified
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (American and UK)
  • Farsi
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American Spanish
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Ukranian
  • Vietnamese