Using the Native Language (NL) packs

When you install NotesĀ® Mac OS platforms, language kits are available for your use. Typically these language kits, referred to as native language (NL) packs, are available shortly after the Notes general release.

About this task

The NL packs are provided in install kits specific to the language set you require. Install and usage instructions accompany the individual NL packs in the form of a readme file.

Use an NL pack to install one or multiple non-English languages. An NL pack provides the following functions.

Each language pack kit is self-contained and complete. You do not need to first install Notes using an English-based install kit and then install an additional language pack. Instead, simply run the installation executable from the desired language kit to install Notes in your language of choice. For example, when you install from the nl1a language kit, the program installs all the specified Notes client resources available in the install kit, including the requested language resources.


1. Obtain the NL kit and run the Notes installation executable in that kit.

2. Respond to all prompts.

3. Click Finish when installation is complete.

Parent topic: Installing a non-English version of Notes

Languages available in each NL kit

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The following table lists the language groupings for each NL kit.

Table 1. NL kit name and languages for Mac OS platforms
NL Kit nameMac OS
G1/G2a/Catalannl1a: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

nl1b: Japanese, Korean

nl1c: Brazilian Portuguese, French, Spanish

nl1d: Italian, German, Catalan

nl2a1: Danish, Dutch

nl2a2: Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

G2b/G3nl2b1: Czech

nl2b2: Polish, Russian

nl2b3: Greek, Hungarian

nl2b4: Iberian Portuguese, Turkish

nl3a: Slovenian, Slovak

nl3b: Thai

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Installing a non-English version of Notes
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