Is there a way to display taxonomy terms in a language given by a Views argument, i.e. to override the user's language preference? The field formatter "Plain text (localized)" doesn't do the trick.


Tab one: English

  • Africa
    • Story 1
    • Story 2
  • Middle East
  • Europe

Tab two: Français

  • Afrique
    • Histoire 1
  • Moyen-Orient
    • Histoire 2
  • Europe

The stories are a single content type, but completely different pieces of content (not translations). I'm using quicktabs to render this.

Edit: the taxonomy terms are already translated via the i18n module, the question is about getting Views to display the translation I want.

  • Did you find a solution to this? I am in the exact same situation. My terms are translated but can't display them in the users' current language in Views
    – znat
    Mar 12, 2013 at 18:07

2 Answers 2


By default views doesn't allow to filter the taxonomy terms by the language, only with nodes.

But, you can use the Internationalization Views:


After you enable the module go to relationships and add "Content: Taxonomy terms on node" Then you can find " Taxonomy term: Language " under filters. This should do the trick.

Good luck.

  • Thanks! The module is a dev version, so I'll need some time to test this before accepting your answer.
    – vjik--
    Sep 28, 2012 at 16:10
  • Regardless being in dev, the alternative is to write a module and implement a call to _views_query_alter
    – Matteo
    Jan 16, 2013 at 11:43

You can translate taxonomy terms with the Internationalization module.

  • I have already done that. Editing the question to clarify.
    – vjik--
    Sep 28, 2012 at 16:11

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