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You can localize all labels in the interface of JavaScript Kanban. For this you need to create a new locale or modify a built-in one and apply it to Kanban and Toolbar (separately).

Default locale

The English locale is used by default:

const en = {
kanban: { // translations of the Kanabn labels
"Save": "Save",
"Close": "Close",
"Delete": "Delete",
"Name": "Name",
"Description": "Description",
"Type": "Type",
"Start date": "Start date",
"End date": "End date",
"Result": "Result",
"No results": "No results",
"Search": "Search",
"Search in": "Search in",
"Add new row": "Add new row",
"Add new column": "Add new column",
"Add new card": "Add new card",
"Edit card": "Edit card",
"Edit": "Edit",
"Everywhere": "Everywhere",
"Label": "Label",
"Status": "Status",
"Color": "Color",
"Date": "Date",
"Untitled": "Untitled",
"Rename": "Rename",
"Move up": "Move up",
"Move down": "Move down",
"Move left": "Move left",
"Move right": "Move right",
"Sort": "Sort",
"Label (a-z)": "Label (a-z)",
"Label (z-a)": "Label (z-a)",
"Description (a-z)": "Description (a-z)",
"Description (z-a)": "Description (z-a)"
calendar: { // translations and settings of the calendar
monthFull: [
"January", "February", "March", "April",
"May", "June", "July", "August",
"September", "October", "November", "December"
monthShort: [
"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr",
"May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug",
"Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec"
dayFull: [
dayShort: ["Sun", "Mon", "Tue", "Wed", "Thu", "Fri", "Sat"],
hours: "Hours",
minutes: "Minutes",
done: "Done",
clear: "Clear",
today: "Today",
am: ["am", "AM"],
pm: ["pm", "PM"],
weekStart: 7,
timeFormat: 24
core: { // translations of the core elements
ok: "OK",
cancel: "Cancel"

Custom locale

To apply a custom locale you need to:

  • create a custom locale (or modify the default one) and provide translations for all text labels (it can be any language you need)

  • apply the new locale to Kanabn via its locale property or use the setLocale() method

  • apply the new locale to Toolbar via its locale property or use the setLocale() method


Starting from v1.2 Kanban doesn't export built-in locales. But you can find more locales on the corresponding github page. It is also possible to install the desired locale via npm and apply it in the following way:

import { de } from "@xbs/wx-kanban-locales"
import { de as coreDe } from "@xbs/wx-core-locales"

new kanban.Kanban({
// other properties
locale: { ...coreDe, },


In this snippet you can see how to switch through the several locales: