Translation and Language


By default, DayBack attempts to detect your preferred language and date formats from your computer's system settings. If that doesn't work in your situation, you can change the language by hand following the instructions below. 

The translation system is also how you'll change the generic English words used throughout DayBack, like "resources", into words more appropriate for your business, like "technicians".

The language settings described here only affect the calendar interface. Admin screens, help, and this documentation are only available in English.

How can I select a different language for the calendar?

Log in as an administrator and you'll see an option to set the default language under Admin Settings & Defaults / Misc.

By default, the language setting is "auto". That means DayBack will detect which language your computer or browser is set to use and apply that language if it's one of DayBack's nine supported languages. This language detection works a little differently in Safari and in Chrome.


The Safari browser gets its language from your Mac's language setting. Whatever is the top-most language in System Preferences > Language & Region > Preferred Languages. In fact, if you drag a new language to the top position and then refresh DayBack's page in your browser, you'll see DayBack use the new language.


The Chrome browser has its own preferred language independent of the language selected for your computer. To change the language Chrome uses, follow these steps:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome. At the top-right, click More (the three dots in Chrome's nav bar, not DayBack's three dots), then click Settings.
  2. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  3. Under 'Languages', click Language.
  4. Next to the language that you'd like to use, click More 
    • If the language isn't listed, add it by clicking Add Languages.
  5. Click Display Google Chrome in this language or Display Chrome OS in this language. 
    • This option is only available on Windows and Chromebook computers.
  6. Restart Chrome to apply the changes.

Can each user choose their own language?

The setting described above changed the language for every user in your group. Setting that to "auto" gives each user the same language as their computer. If you want to pick a language for different users that is not their computer's language, you can do that in DayBack's URL. Here is the URL you'd use to set your language to Spanish:  

Please note that the language URL causes a full-page refresh so you want it IN the URL that is used to load the calendar, rather than setting the URL with an app action. Note that any further URL parameters you'd like to add need to go after the hash (#/) , so here is the URL for setting the language to French and the view to month view:

The language abbreviations supported by DayBack are:

  • English: en
  • Spanish: es
  • French: fr
  • German: de
  • Italian: it
  • Danish: da
  • Dutch: nl
  • Swedish: sv
  • Japanese: ja

Can I create my own languages?

Not currently but we hope to be adding this functionality soon. You can, however, edit the English language to make DayBack reflect the vocabulary used in your business. Simply log into Admin Settings and scroll down to the last item in the left hand sidebar, Translation. Click on English--or any other language you'd like to edit--and make your changes. Edits are saved automatically.

Can I add new words to the translation list?

Unfortunately, no. And don't forget, this list won't translate the text in your own events (though that would be cool); it's only for translating DayBack's interface.