Can I use non-English date labels in Grapher?

Yes! Default date/time formats are in your Windows locale language. If your locale and language is set to German, date/time labels will be displayed in German.


You can also set the date/time format to any language desired. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click once on the axis to select it.
  2. In the Property Manager, click the Labels tab.
  3. Click the next to the General section.
  4. Make sure the Use date/time format box is checked.
  5. Click the Select... button next to the Major label date/time format option.
    Screen shot demonstrating instructions
  6. In the Date/Time Format Builder dialog, select the appropriate Language (Country) from the list and click Insert. For instance, if you want to use French, select French (France) -[$-40C].
  7. Select the appropriate date format in the Predefined date/time formats section and click Insert.
  8. If the date format you want is not listed, type the date/time format in the Date/Time format (edit to change) box. You can use the M, d, yy, g, h, m, ss, and tt designators. For example, if you want full month names, type MMMM. Verify the Sample looks as expected:
    Screen shot demonstrating instructions
  9. Click OK.

 The graph will automatically update.

Axis with French labels

Updated September 20, 2018

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