How to change the VeraCrypt interface language in Linux

Currently, preliminary versions of VeraCrypt have an interface in French, German, Russian and other languages. When localization support is added to the stable version, and this will be done in VeraCrypt 1.25, then to get VeraCrypt with the interface translated into your language, it will be enough to install it as shown above.

But currently the localized VeraCrypt interface can only be obtained by installing the preview (RC) version. At the same time, localization does not work in the portable version!

Download and unpack VeraCrypt 1.25-RC1:

curl -L https://sourceforge.net/projects/veracrypt/files/VeraCrypt%20Nightly%20Builds/Linux/veracrypt-1.25-RC1-setup.tar.bz2/download > veracrypt-1.25-RC1-setup.tar.bz2
tar xvjf veracrypt-1.25-RC1-setup.tar.bz2

Run the unpacker of the version you need, in the following command the 64-bit version with a graphical interface is selected:


Choose option 1, that is “1) Install veracrypt_1.25-RC1_amd64.tar.gz”:

By the way, in another system, instead of a textual interface, a graphical one was shown, but in any case, we choose the installation.

Scroll through the license agreement and enter “yes”:

Do you accept and agree to be bound by the license terms? (yes/no): yes

In the VeraCrypt interface settings, you will not find an item to change the language – the language is set based on the value of the LANG variable. That is, VeraCrypt will choose the same language as your OS.

To change the language, you can set different values for the LANG variable:

  • Select English (default):
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
  • Select Russian language:
export LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8

  • Select French:
export LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8

Please note that you can launch VeraCrypt from the menu or by typing the command


Changes to the LANG variable only have an effect on the terminal window in which they were made. That is, if you changed the LANG value in the terminal, but launched VeraCrypt through the menu, then it will ignore (not know) the LANG value and the VeraCrypt interface language will be in English.

To get rid of the error

Gtk-Message: 23:17:40.184: Failed to load module "gail"

install the libgail-common package:

sudo apt install libgail-common

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