Default Language (not working after Enketo update)


Default language doesn’t seem to be working after the recent update? How do we fix it?

20200602 Default Language.xlsx (14.6 KB)

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Also, I understand that I can add lang=pt at the end of the URL (for Portuguese) but after I submit a form on Enketo, the fresh (blank) form that I see is in English.

Maybe the following can hlep you?



I would like to use the default_language from the settings tab (see attached ODK form above).

Has KoBo stopped supporting that feature?


Hi @kabira_namit,

If you wish to override the new features that the Enketo has provided (changing the language of your survey form to the default browser language), you could design your survey form with the CAPS LOCK language code as shown in the image below:

In the survey tab of your xlsform:
Image 1

In the choices tab of your xlsform:
Image 2

In the settings tab of your xlsform:
Image 3

Data entry screen as seen in Enketo:

Reference xlsform: Changes highlighted in Yellow
20200602 Default Language.xlsx (16.2 KB)

Have a great day!