British english on JavaFX controls

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at
Thu Oct 16 12:34:22 UTC 2014

Looking at the com/sun/javafx/scene/control/skin/resources/controls
package there's not extra properties file for en nor one for en_UK.

Wild guess you can fix this is that you put such a properties file in
exactly this package of of your application and it will be picked up.


On 16.10.14 14:06, Michael Berry wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to get the JavaFX controls (specifically the ColorPicker) to
> display British English labels, that is "Colour" instead of "Color", but
> don't seem to be getting anywhere - do I need to do anything more than
> setting the default Locale?
> For instance:
> public void start(Stage primaryStage) {
>         Locale.setDefault(Locale.UK);
>         primaryStage.setScene(new Scene(new ColorPicker()));
> }
> me the ColorPicker with the US spelling of color. (Setting the
> locale to other languages seems to work fine.)
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Michael

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