is there a way for me to use 2 languages at the same time?

I want my interface to be in English, but I need the clip names to be in a different language (that is supported by audacity), but after I save it, exit, and open it again that second language in the clip titles is gone, why? and how do I fix it?

We can wait for official confirmation, but I’m going with no. Audacity changes a lot of things with a language shift. You can’t just mix and match.


Please give step-by-step instructions for how we can reproduce this issue.

try to name a clip in a language that isn’t the one that is used for the rest of the app (for example, make the language in the language settings English and name a clip using Hebrew), then save the project and open it again, and the name of the clip should just disappear

There appears to be a bug here, but it’s quite difficult for me to pin down exactly where the problem is as I can’t read Hebrew. I suspect that the problem is due to the use of a right to left language in clip names (also, I’m on Linux and I can see there’s a bug, but I see different symptoms). Perhaps you can help me.

Which version of Audacity are you using? (Look in “Help menu > About Audacity”)

If you set the interface to Hebrew, (restart Audacity after changing the language), and name the clips in Hebrew, does the problem happen?

If you set the interface to Hebrew, and name the clips in English, does the problem happen?

No it’s not that, but it is to do with character encoding.
I’ll wait for your answers to the questions in my previous post.

I am having the same problem, but with Chinese. I am running 3.1.1 on windows 10. Before I upgrade, everything seemed to be fine (I don’t remember the version I was using; I didn’t check). But after the upgrade, I can no longer enter Chinese text for track name, etc. If I do try, Audacity would freeze, and I had to use task manager to kill the app. When start again, the track names became blank (tracks with English names stayed fine). I also tried to change the language in Preferences to Chinese (simplified), but that didn’t make a difference (actually worse, as soon as I entered the box to change a track name, Audacity froze, even before I typed anything there…)

Any advice other than “don’t use other languages”?


It’s a bug.
I’ve logged the bug for the attention of the developers.

The only other workaround (until the bug is fixed) is to go back to an earlier version of Audacity.
I’m not sure which is the most recent version that does not have this problem, but Audacity 3.0.2 seems OK in this respect.
Older versions of Audacity are available here: