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Translated Documentation

Many MathWorks® products have translated documentation in Japanese. In addition, some features of MATLAB® have translated documentation in Korean, simplified Chinese, and Spanish. Usually, if a product provides translated documentation, the new version of the product installs the translated documentation from the previous version and the English documentation for the current version.

For information about documentation in other languages, contact your MathWorks sales and service office.

Set Documentation Language

By default, if your system language is set to Japanese, Korean, Chinese, or Spanish, MATLAB opens the web documentation in that language.

If the documentation does not display in the language you want, check the preference settings using these steps:

  1. Go to the Home tab and, in the Environment section, click Preferences .

  2. Select MATLAB > Help.

  3. Make sure the Language is set to Japanese, Korean, Chinese, or Spanish.

The Language preference is only available when your system language is set to Japanese, Korean, Chinese, or Spanish. The preference changes the language only in the Help browser and context-sensitive help. If the documentation for a product is not translated, the Help browser displays the English documentation.

To view the English documentation, set the Language preference to English.

View Installed Documentation

To view the installed version of the documentation, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Home tab and in the Environment section, click Preferences .

  2. Select MATLAB > Help.

  3. Set the Documentation Location to Installed locally.

  4. Select the desired Language.

Spanish documentation is only available on the web, and is not installed with MATLAB.

View Documentation on the Web

To view the documentation directly on the web in a different language:

  1. Open the MathWorks help website, https://www.mathworks.com/help.

  2. Click the button with the globe icon at the bottom-left corner of the web page, and select a country based on the language in which you want to view the documentation.

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