In an enterprise environment, it may be necessary to deploy Firefox with language packs preinstalled. This document will show you how to do that. These steps also work if you are customizing the Windows installer.
Step 1: Create directories
In the Firefox installation directory, you will need to create some required directories. First, create a directory called
distribution. Inside of that directory, create another called
extensions. If you are on macOS, you should create the directories in
Step 2: Download language packs
Download the language packs that correspond to the build you are installing. They are in the xpi directory for the corresponding platform. For example:
Even though the XPI files are duplicated in the different platforms, there is no difference between them. You can download the XPI from any platform directory.
Step 3: Rename the language packs
Rename the language packs using the following format:
xx.xpi -> firstname.lastname@example.org
xx-XX.xpi -> langpack-xx-XX@firefox.mozilla.org.xpi
Step 4 : Copy the language packs
Copy the renamed language packs into the
extensions directory you created in step 1.
Step 5: Set the default language
Using policy, set RequestedLocales to either the language you want to use by default or an empty string to use the same language as the operating system.