German as default locale language


We are trying to create an instance with German as a default language. The case we are trying to reproduce is that all the fields comes with german names by default, something like this:

What we have tried so far:

  • Setting a default language to the specific user profile which creates the instance and then create it.
  • Setting the JVM param on the machine and then create the instance
  • Setting the browser language and then create the instance

All of the above, results in German instance, but when calling “/rest/api/3/field”, we receive english names.

We have managed to do this on Server with setting a JVM param in pom like this:

<jvmArgs>-Xms1g -Xmx2g -XX:MaxPermSize=1g -XX:-UseGCOverheadLimig -server -Duser.language=de</jvmArgs>

Any idea? Thanks in advance.

Kind Regards,


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