Have you ever saw some apps that do not support English but declare they are supporting Engish on the product page of the App Store?
The most probable reason I think is that they wanted to change the only language supported, but didn’t know how to do, so they just added the language they wanted to support as a new supported language.
Let’s see what we should do to change the only language supported.
So what’s the default setting of localization when we create a brand new Xcode project?
- Base with All localized files
- English (Development Language) with no localized file
We can confirm it in the project navigator by selecting the project (not a target) and click Info.
You may notice that we cannot delete English even we add another language first. And since it’s the Development Language, all localized files of Base will finally belong to English. That’s why some apps that do not support English but declare they are supporting Engish on the product page of the App Store.
An Inappropriate Solution
Let’s do not use Base and move all localized files to the language we want since Base is the reason.
It works since there are no localized files for English in the project.
But the English (Development Language) is still there. So this may solve the issue on the product page of the App Store, but it still is an inappropriate solution.
Just change the Development Language to the language we want.
project.pbxproj file in our project’s
.xcodeproj package, search for region.
developmentRegion = en; knownRegions = ( en, Base, );
Then change the
en (both in
knownRegions) to the language code1 we want.
developmentRegion = ja; knownRegions = ( ja, Base, );
That’s it, check the info tag again, the only language supported by the Xcode project has been changed to the language we want.
XcodeGen uses the
.lproj folders to determine
knownRegions, so all we need to do is adding one line to your
options: developmentLanguage: ja
If you don’t know the code of the language you want, you can add the language from the info tab then the code will appear in