Change Language & Region settings on Mac
On your Mac, use Language & Region settings to set the language you want shown in macOS and apps, and select the formats used to show dates, times, numbers, and more.
To change these settings, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click General in the sidebar, then click Language & Region on the right. (You may need to scroll down.)
Choose the language or languages you want shown in macOS and in apps (for example, in menus and notifications), and on websites (if available in a preferred language). See Change the system language.
If you add input sources, those languages are automatically added to the list.
Apply to Login Window
When your Mac has multiple users, everyone sees the language you chose as the primary language in the login window. Choose this option from the Settings pop-up menu below the languages list.
Note: If the Settings pop-up menu doesn’t appear, it means the login window is already set to use the primary language.
Choose the geographic region whose formats are used for dates, times, numbers, and currencies.
When you choose a different region, the options and the preview shown change.
Choose the type of calendar used to display dates and times.
Select the preferred temperature format.
Select the preferred measurement system.
First day of week
Choose the first day of the week.
Choose the date format, such as day, then month, then year.
Choose the format for numbers, such as when a comma appears.
List sort order
Choose the sort order for names.
This option is available only for some primary languages.
Term of address
Choose your preferred term of address (feminine, masculine, or neuter) to make your device feel more personal. Turn on “Share with all applications” so that all apps personalize how they address you.
These options are available for these supported languages.
Select text in images to copy or take action. See Interact with text in a photo using Live Text in Photos.
Customize language settings for individual applications. See Choose the language you use for individual apps.
Select languages to download to your computer so you can translate when offline. You can also process translations on your Mac, even when connected to the internet. See Translate text.