How to rename system field


we´re using Jira 7.6.0 in a self-hosted enviroment. We currently have the issue how to rename a system field.


For example i want to rename: 


  • Project -> Customer
  • Component -> Project
  • Summary -> Title

We tried to edit these in the bundled file: jira-languages-7.6.0-en_US.jar which gives us extracted the file:


but we don´t find any matching field there. Could you please help us? 


We tried to follow the FAQ:


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Josh Steckler Community Champion Nov 28, 2017


You can't rename system fields.

And while you can create custom fields for some things, every issue must have a Project and a Summary.

Don't try editing this in code. This is way too integrated into other things. I would recommend against following that KB article you linked to.

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