NVivo for Mac lets you work with Unicode data, which means you can work with data in virtually any language – not only in your documents, videos, photos, spreadsheets and audio files but also throughout the analysis process. This includes searches, names of nodes and attributes. NVivo for Mac can also handle symbol and character based languages such as Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese.

The New NVivo does not have a localized user interface.
NVivo for Mac (Update 2 or above) is localized in English, French, German, and Spanish (Mexico) which means users can work in any one of the four user interface languages. If any of the four NVivo user interface languages are set in ‘Language and Text’preferences of your Mac, NVivo will automatically switch to the corresponding language at launch time.

If the first language in the `Language and Text` list isn’t one of the languages NVivo is localized in, NVivo will attempt to use the next available language in the list. If none of the languages in the list match NVivo’s localized languages, NVivo will continue to operate in English.

Note: If you want to display the user interface in Spanish, make sure that Spanish (Mexico) is included in the list and is above any of the other user interface languages supported by NVivo.

For more information on changing the language shown in menus and dialogs on OS X, please refer to the link below:


NVivo may not operate as expected when attempting to use right to left languages such as Arabic. We recommend you download and work with your data in our NVivo free trial software first.