How to replace English (UK) with English (US)?

Our Confluence site is primarily English (United States). I would like the primary English translation to be English (US). Unfortunately, with both UK and US packs installed users see two "English" entries on the login screen and despite the server setting, their browsers select the first English pack (UK).

I would like to make English (US) primary and leave English (UK) around for those users who prefer it. Any suggestions?

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What about change some tags in atlassian-plugin.xml file inside this jar?

That sounds like it could remedy the situation. However, we'd like to avoid these types of changes because they add to maintenance efforts during future upgrades. A way to rename these laguage packs in the administrator interface may be what is needed (via a new feature).

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David Simpson Community Champion Jan 29, 2012

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In At the end of the HEAD paste:

<script>
  AJS.toInit(function(){
    AJS.$('body.login').find('a[href$="language=en_GB"]').text('English (British)');
  });
</script>

Thanks David. That solved the duplicate "English" entries on the login page. But, still, Conflunece is choosing the en-gb language even when the browser has en-us as the preferred language.

  1. In conflunece user settings, select the "Automatically detect browser setting" option
  2. Log-out
  3. Set browser to en-us as preferred language
  4. Log in to Confluence

Note on the dashboard that the word "Favorite" (US) is spelled "Favourite" (UK). Forcing the en-us language pack in user settings changes that.

This seems trivial. But we are anticitpating thousands of users, primarily US-based, all wondering how to get rid of all those pesky, superfluous vowels.

Hi Chad,

may I ask which version of Confluence you are using?

We are currently at 5.4.4.

Hello! Was this resolved? Because we, too, have the American English pack installed, but see Favourite. This will most certainly be commented on by my superiors.

Is there an official way to fix this?  It looks like the CONF bugs are resolved, but this is still happening in our Confluence instance.

has anyone gotten a solution to this?  I'm having the same issue and I've been researching a "simple" solution for days.  nothing

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