Macro Menu use different language than global language



My company is international so we use 3 languages: English, French & German. So 3 languages are installed ans the default language is English

Since few weeks, I have a strange phenomenon, the macro menu is in German whereas the rest of Confluence is in English.

The first time that I was confronted with this issue, I reinstall language packages (English & French) and set as default English, it worked since yesterday ...

Macro menu reappears in German whereas the rest is in English.

Today, I check default language, It is in English again.

I disable German language and check macro menu, it stays always in German.

I don't know why this menu appears in German and I don't know how to resolve it.

For your info:

  • Confluence 5.9.4
  • Hosting Platform Linux
  • Database: Postgre
  • Web Browser: IE11, Chrome, Firefox same phenomenon


Someone could help?

Thanks a lot,




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Someone could help me?



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We're experiencing the same issue. Global language is English. Browser is in English. User settings use English, but the Macro menu is in German.


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I am also experiencing the same issue, with the exception that the macro menu is in russian.

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Similar Issue:

We are running Confluence version 5.10.8. We noticed that when selecting macros it defaulted to Russian, however the Global Default Language selected is English (US).


  • Selected English (US) for the Global Default Language
  • Restart Confluence


  • Confluence 5.10.8
  • CentOS 6
  • MySQL 5.6.29

Possible Theories:

  • One of our Confluence Administrators changed the default Language to Russia and then changed it back to English, but the macros didn't revert back to  English.
  • A 3rd party add-on potentially modified the macros to display in the non-default Global Language format.


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Grigory Salnikov Community Champion Jun 23, 2018


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